Re "Hard-fought battles built the middle class" (Editorials, Sept. 2): In its Labor Day editorial, The Sacramento Bee lists the current goals and past accomplishments of the labor movement, but omits a single use of the word "union." At a time of an immense and growing gap between the rich and the poor, it categorizes the struggle of the poorest workers for a decent minimum wage as "controversial," in contrast to its own analysis.
By omitting any mention of labor unions in a Labor Day editorial, The Bee deliberately distorts its message, reveals its own prejudices and shows pathetic indifference to journalistic excellence. This is why the Sacrament Bee may be a good newspaper, but not a great one. How sad.
-- Rod Sime, Sacramento