Quality of health care is not on unions’ agenda

I see that the Hawaii Senate Health Committee has brought forward a very timid proposal to explore whether some of the government-run hospitals should become private (The Maui News, March 16).

The article describes the unions as being opposed to it because they are concerned that jobs would be lost. The unions’ only concern with lost jobs is lost union dues, the lifeblood of their enormous political power. They would be just as ferociously opposed if the private company came in and increased jobs. The quality of health care here is not on their radar.

Mal Johnson