Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Union Accountability? Strike Three - Yerrrr OUT! 

This morning we read reports that union lawyer, Larry Gibson, will file a grievance later this week on behalf of the World Umpires Association. An arbitrator will be asked to block Major League Baseball from using computer technology to rate umpires� competence in calling balls and strikes.

So much for that union�s seeking individual accountability. At least on this campus we have local Faculty Association leaders who are working hard to develop objective measures that can be used to assess its members� competence when decisions of non-renewal, tenure, and promotion are reviewed!

What�s that, you say? They want to assess each member�s level of �tolerance,� not �competence.� Oh well, as Emily Litella used to say, �Never mind.�