Labor chief Ron McDougall likes to go to "events"....Whether its a political dinner, a press conference or a 'workers of the world unite" style rally in Canton....Mr. McDougall is a longtme labor activist and husband of former Assemblywoman Diedre Scozzafava. Ron was the guy who got in the dust up with a reporter from the Weekly Standard that helped hurry the demise of his wife's Congressional campaign in 2009.
Ron is a political hobbyist and in Canton yesterday, the WDT reports he had his class warfare game face on as he and others said it is the bankers and corporations who are to blame for the perceived slights against workers. Ron and other speakers at the rally say teachers and unions are being unfairly blamed for economic woes.
I saw Ron on Thursday at the Aubertine presser at JCC. I see him at Democratic events and GOP events. He is a UAW poobah paid by GM even though a lot of years have passed since he fastened a fender to a car....Privately he talks differently than when the cameras are on. Publicly he plays a latter day Walter Reuther.
All of us are actors on the stage of life.....for his efforts Ron McDougall deserves an Academy Award.
Watertown Daily Times Workers rally for rights