Letters to the Editor
Please write to IAM District Lodge 190 if the Sparkplug makes you happy or mad or inspires you to action.
Letters may be submitted as follows:
Mail: IAM District 190
8201 Capwell Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
In the last issue of The Sparkplug, two members took issue with an article entitled “Know your rights—What to do in case of an immigration raid.”
One stated, “It is my opinion that a union paper should represent the interest of all its members in regards to union business. Politics cannot be fairly represented due to the wide array of viewpoints on the many political issues.”
The other stated, “This union has no business advising illegals what to do in case of an ICE raid. You are helping illegals and that makes this union guilty of aiding criminals!”
I talked to several members who liked the article, but as I rarely get letters from people who are fine with what they see, there’s nothing to print. As neither member would give their union local or where they work, I cannot print their full letters. I will, however, take their criticisms into consideration.
Debra Chaplan, Editor