Here's my letter to Michael Putney, its author:
Dear Mr. Putney,
In your op-ed in today's Herald, you allege that the hunger striking workers were manipulated into the hunger strike by the union. This is a serious, factual claim and as such, you are obliged by the informal (and possibly formal) rules of civil society to provide evidence for it. You should either provide that evidence or withdraw the accusation. Anything less would be libelous.
Fortunately, there are also nicer things being said. Barbara Ehrenreich reports on her visit here.
The progressive blog devoted to the south, Facing South, gives us a "big win for labor".
And today, from Harold Meyerson, in this Washington Post, we get this.