Sunday, March 22, 2015
Kavitha Davidson: KOCH BROTHERS SPREADING THEIR MESSAGE TO SPORTS FANS @ The Cap Times, Madison, WI
[Excerpt] ... "College sports are a great fit for us and we're excited to lend our support to these schools," said Steve Lombardo, chief communications and marketing officer for Koch. "Like student athletes, our 60,000 U.S. employees understand that hard work and team spirit are fundamental to winning and success."
Like student athletes, many of Koch's employees also understand what it's like to work for an organization that is against unions and and the protections they afford. The NCAA has fought efforts by Northwestern football players to unionize, touting the threat to "amateurism" and arguing that a college scholarship is compensation enough for athletes who generate nearly $1 billion in revenue. Meanwhile, political groups funded by David and Charles Koch are largely driving the push to spread union-busting right-to-work legislation, citing what they call "forced" unionization. The privately held company says it generates $115 billion in annual revenue. ... [End of Excerpt]
Read the complete editorial at Cap Times.