23
May
09

Solving Workplace Criticism

If you don’t like what somebody says about you… fire ’em! That is exactly what the pension fund of the union representing Los Angeles police officers is doing. The world of finance and influence is often a twisted skein of interaction. As a for instance… Like most unions, pension funds, etc., the Los Angeles Police Protective League has money to invest. They plunked down $30 million with Platinum Equity, a private Beverly Hills firm. Platinum bought the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper and that newspaper’s editorial staff has been rather critical of the LA cops… “Since the very public employees they continually criticize are now their owners, we strongly believe that those who currently run the editorial pages should be replaced,” Paul M.>Weber (League President) wrote in a March 26 letter to Platinum CEO Tom Gores. At least the LA cops didn’t head over to the paper and beeat the crap out of the editors…

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