Editorials

Editorials

Yes, it is a question of leadership

There are two models when it comes to employee/employer relations. One dates back to the origins of organized labor in the mid 19th century — the bad old days — when employees were treated and abused like serfs, working long hours for little pay and with no recourse if injured while working in unsafe conditions. Along came organized labor in the 20th century, and there was a natural adversarial relationship between employee and employer. As time wore on the pendulum swung to a point where it was hard to tell which was worse — the plant bosses or the union bosses.

Editorials

Hoping for a safe start to the school year

The 2016-17 school year begins today in Houston County and Monday in Bibb County. Bright, smiling faces — some headed off to school for the very first time — will be filling our highways and byways. It would be a good idea to take extra care, not only for your own safety but for the safety of thousands of children who will be riding in buses and cars and walking to get to their schools. It would be helpful to have a distraction free commute. That means no talking or texting while driving — and please look for crossing guards — and whatever you do, don’t pass a school bus that’s stopped with its lights flashing. It’s against the law.

Editorials

Local elections finally over

The nonpartisan election cycle is finally over, but the confusion isn’t. Now the candidates who came out as winners have to bide their time for the next few months — five to be exact — to be seated in their new positions.. Whoever thought of this ditzy election schedule ought to have their heads examined.