Letter to the Editor: Chronicle drops the ball


I have been concerned recently about The Chronicle’s lack of coverage of an issue that should be covered. As I have driven to school via Foothill Boulevard for the last three or four weeks, I have noticed a large white sign with red font which, as of two or three weeks ago, read “Shame on New Star Contractors,” and had bullets in the corners that read “Labor Dispute.”

As I pass this sign, I have noticed that there are invariably two to six people (all men from what I recall) standing behind the sign every morning, wearing hats, with little lunch coolers placed on the lawn. That’s usually at 9 a.m. But at 5 p.m., when I have finished classes and am on my way home, they are also there.

Recently, they changed their sign to read “Shame on University of Utah.” Certainly, there is something newsworthy here, but the problem is that I don’t know what it is. It seems significant, but I don’t know whether I should dismiss it or treat it as a real problem.

I think The Chrony really dropped the ball on this one. We pay you to have information that we need, but when we need it you don’t have it. That’s what it comes down to.

What are they doing there?

Thomas Weber

Junior, English