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Newsday Letters: Billionaires engage in class warfare, too

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Columnist Cathy Young is right when she identifies the middle-class struggle to stay afloat economically as a pressing issue [“The value of Bernie Sanders in 2016,” Opinion, Feb. 4]. Unfortunately, she also calls the fundamentals of that struggle a “class warfare” by the “modern cultural left.”
Why isn’t it class warfare when corporate interests like the Koch brothers spend hundreds of millions to eviscerate collective bargaining and the social safety nets in state legislatures across America? Their goal appears to be to destroy the labor movement.
John R. Durso, Hauppauge
Editor’s note: The writer is the president of the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and RWDSU/UFCW 338.
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