Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ah, the luxury of toying with workers' lives

One of our brothers locked out by Sotheby's saw this sticker on an advertisement for something luxurious. It captured the cool indifference of the entitled jerks at Sotheby's. Six months ago, they kicked their fellow human beings out on the street -- because they stood up for their right to belong to a union.  According to Sotheby's report to the SEC, it cost them more to lock out 42 art handlers than it would cost to pay them their wages.

We hear negotiations are going along okay between Teamsters Local 814, which represents the art handlers, and Sotheby's. We're just wondering if Sotheby's board members will ever step out of their luxe cocoons. They might just find their reputations as decent human beings forever tainted.