Marcy Wheeler points out one little bit of information that seems to get overlooked the in press coverage about the landing of the US Airways passenger plane in the Hudson this past week and the rescue of everyone on that plane:
They're calling it a miracle--the successful landing of a US Airways jet in the Hudson and subsequent rescue of all 155 passengers. They're detailing the heroism of all involved, starting with the pilot and including cabin crew, ferry crews, and first responders. What they're not telling you is that just about every single one of these heros is a union member.These unions either provide or promote the very safety training that was a big factor in the saving the lives of all 155 passengers. When union bashing raises its ugly head it is helpful to remember that all our lives are a little richer in ways that are not always obvious due the labor movement.