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The Michigan Daily
Edited and managed by Students at the
University of Michigan
Friday, August 6, 1976
News Phone: 764-0552
Goody-goody Woody?
THE FAT MAN may have egg on his face.
Now that MSUs State News has apparently linked
Ohio State with offering accoutrements to prospective
football players, we can sit back and enjoy the next
round of the battle between Woody Hayes and the world
of college football.
Indeed, as we all recall, Woody played 'the part of
the goody two shoes last week when he admitted that he
was indeed the one who blew the whistle on MSU's foot-
ball recruiting violations. We do not condemn Woody
for it; apparently he did it in the spirit of good,
clean football. But the State News' copyrighted
article earlier this Week
brings to the fore the pos-
sibility that Woody's oper-
ation is far from spotless.
The newspaper alleged
cash, promised Rose Bowl
junkets and a coach's car
as the embellishments with
w h I c h OSU tantalized
young athletes.
Now, it's Woody's turn.
We wait breathlessly to see
if the tattle tale's team is
also guilty of such soiled
tactics. And if it is, we
hope to see Woody kicked
right out of Columbus on
0Qtdy his meaty rump.
~you into
Mail: On hate tionis on
letters, clericals with it th
vidual rig
these "in
cehricals out very
To The Daily: relevant
Jacquelyne DenUyl's July 28 letter to the Daily puts blnes
out management's union-busting line better than thes
managers themselves. Consciously or unconsciously,
she is a clerical helping management victimize other She doe
clericals. DenUyl begins with the standard fairy tale of individ
of the blithe and happy secretary: "I initially chose nature of
to work as a clerical here because it was the most Her soluti
beneficial job opportunity I had at the time in the till not
area . . Iwas hired, given 'a merit increase and where to
promoted based on mv ability and experience." Then not the in
enters The Evil Union. conflict w
Our poor DenUyl suddenly is "stripped of (her) right before sh
to a merit raise, ,no matter how good a job (she) may
do." She is "forced to pay service fees to a group (she As to D
does) not wish to join (taxes for Vietnam or Angola, or to opp
anyone?), to abide by ideas (she does) not support rights in
(as we are forced to 'abide by' Ford's or Fleming's of clerica
ideas?), to be called 'sister' by people who are not organize
even acquaintaces (could anything be more 'degrad- better wa
ing' than to be called 'sister' by another human be- working li
ing?), and to be molded into a worker (she) will not to the en'
be." DenUyl (we shan't call her "sister" since she sonable"
would be offended) - the Union has no need to "mold" Our work

I-ow can they say that about me? Why, I'm right
on top ofh esit uation
a worker. Management and the capitalist ment fairy tales far from "reasonable", too. And as
system have already done that. The ques- conscious clerical workers, we will permit neither
e of recognizing an already existing reality. University management nor Jacquelyne DenUyl to take
our union away from us!

L OBJECTS that "equity does not carry
e unquestioned right to strip all of our indi-
hts." True enough. But what, pray tell, are
dividual rights" of which DenUyl would find
quickly that as a clerical worker she has no
"individual rights" at all. Adding academic
to her statements, DenUyl concedes "unfair
rs do exist."
s not see that the question is not the morality
ual supervisors but rather the fundamental
the managerial-supervisory 'apparatus itself.
ion ("I will move if absolutely necessary")
cork on any large scale. First, there is no-
move to since the problem is the institution,
ndividuals. Second, if she really did have a
ith an unfair supervisor, without a union that
r would have her moving out the door long
e managed to move anywhere else.
ienUyl's right to voice anti-union sentiments
ose basic union ideas, she of course has those
the union or out of it. But we, the majority
ls, have our own rights, too: the rights to
ourselves and to bargain collectively for
ges and benefits and more control over our
ives. These rights we cherish and will defend
id. DenUyl may call our vehemence "unrea-
if she wishes, but for us the issue is serious.
ing lives are at stake. We find her manage-

Vute "yes" for UAW Local 2001 in the August 5-11
Helen Kelly
Pat Schwartzman
August 4, 1976
To The Daily:
I received a letter from UAW Local 2001 today which
really shocked me. It said "Perhaps you have read the
numerous 'hate' leaflets, poisonpen letters to editors
and anti-union, anti-UAW rumors and 'news' stories
written by a few members of your Local . . ." The
only "hate" letters and such that I remember seeing
are those sent out by the union itself! I think that the
union is only hurting itself with the type of letters they
are sending out, always putting down, in a nasty, vio-
lent way, the opposition. I have talked to more than
one person, not supervisors or university officials ei-
ther, that are being made sick of the union simply be-
cause of the letters they put out! In my opinion, they
would be a lot better off if they were to just state
their business in the letters and leaflets they send
out, rather than to waste our dues coming on so strong-
ly against their opposition.
Joann S. Jackowski
Graduate School of Business Administration
August 4

Pete Schneeberger
John Gui llea n

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