By the time I'd gotten to the end of that Civic Center piece, I was so incensed about the Parkmerced issue that I'd forgotten the qualms I had at the beginning. I didn't love the tone it took about unions. Especially in this time of continued high unemployment, creating working-class jobs with good pay and benefits is no joke. I don't think, though, that most rank-and-file union members have no other values, and would 'pave the Golden Gate bridge' for a union wage (also intimating that union wages are a bad thing, rather than something that every worker deserves). There are some in union leadership that have gotten corrupt, and it's not positive to see white men setting themselves against old people of color in terms of supporting this project. Union-bashing itself isn't the answer.