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January 27, 2004

Scab milk

The Seattle School Board has written a letter to Darigold claiming that the production of milk by strikebreakers could be a "health issue." The school district's own nutritionist was not consulted, and did not agree.

The other reason was that the board was "deeply concerned" about the lesson sent to children "when adults cannot negotiate through their differences." But did the children receive such a lesson from their cartons of milk? I very much doubt it.

The school board was not elected to resolve the labor issues of dairies. If it were, it could cite some reasons that actually sound sensible.

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at January 27, 2004 05:28 PM



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