Re "BART strike ban would be bad policy" (Another View, Oct. 26): I was appalled to read Professor John Logan's comparison of BART workers possibly losing their right to strike to being forced to work against their will, and then stating that the prohibition of involuntary servitude is there in the 13th Amendment.
This is an absurd comparison that minimizes the brutal treatment of slaves in America kept in chains and whipped into submission to work without pay for the benefit of others. Is this the experience of BART workers?
If BART workers don't like their pay and working conditions, they can quit. Slaves didn't have that liberty.
-- Lawrence J. McQuillan, the Independent Institute, Oakland