In Memory of a Striker
To the Editors of The Crimson:
As sons of a recently deceased striker and union member at the New York Daily News, we would like to applaud the decision made by Out of Town News not to carry the newspaper while it is being put out by replacement workers ("Out of Town to Stop Selling Daily News," January 23). We are of course still bitter that this newsstand decided to sell The News for almost a month before being convinced by the Newspaper Guild of New York to refuse this "scabloid." Our father, Joel Burstein, a lifelong newspaperman in New York using the name Joel Burton, worked at The News from 1966 until the management lockout began on October 25, 1990. On November 2, 1990, the eighth day of the lockout, he collapsed and died of a cardiac arrest at the Guild office in New York.
We would like to thank our friends in the Harvard community who have supported us and the unions of The Daily News in this difficult time. Joshua Burstein '93 Michael A. Burstein '91 Jonathan Burstein, HMS '92