Every day I read about more worker layoffs and plant
closings, but Central Maine Power workers have voted to authorize a
strike.

I realize that CMP linemen do difficult and dangerous work, often
at night, and in the most horrific weather Maine can and does dish out. They
deserve to be paid well for this, and they are, particularly by Maine
standards.

But because they are so well paid, it’s hard to imagine them
getting much sympathy for their strike from the public, especially those who
have been laid off.

Perhaps the union bosses should rethink the course of
action.

Pete Cummings, South Paris

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