Scott Haggerty, at the anniversary of the Castlewood Country Club lockout, expressed that he is disappointed and saddened with the Castlewood management. I, for one, am quite disappointed that our county supervisor, who I have respected and supported, would publically take such an extreme one-sided view, without regard for the "other side." I am tired to hear so many supporters of workers' rights blame the management of different companies (and even now public institutions) for treating workers like slaves (so says Haggerty) and profiting at their expense.
Are we really that ignorant to believe that company owners and executives care little for their own employees? Can we not acknowledge the burdens that many unionized workforces place on employers, to the detriment of greater success for the entire company? And what is disrupting daily business at Castlewood really going to achieve? Would you rather have no country club to return to? The us vs. them mentality propagated by such union activity is an anchor on economic vitality.
Kudos to those on both sides who are willing to stick their necks out to promote a team-centered perspective. Regardless of our jobs and positions, we are all in this together!