In a Daily Pennsylvanian article on about the opening of the Harvest Grill the restaurant’s managing partner, Dan Steiger, was quoted saying, “union workers don’t work that fast. It is out of our control,” when referring to the construction delays.
If Steiger was accurately quoted, he has perpetrated a vicious insult and a gross slander on skilled workers who risk their safety, their health and their life every day to build what in this case is a non-essential luxury.
He has libeled and stereotyped a population, unions, who have been responsible for most of the social and civil rights and privileges all of us enjoy today in this country: the group that brought you the weekend, among other things.
This slander should not go without notice. Steiger needs to apologize publicly for his affront, to the Penn community but most of all to the union workers who are making his restaurant a reality.
Frances Hoenigswald is the InterLibrary Loan Clerk at Van Pelt Library. Her email address is email@example.com.