Tragedy illuminates strike’s stakes, risks

Thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones and co-workers of Jeff Hart, the Hawker Beechcraft worker who was struck and killed Monday morning on the way to a strike rally. As a letter writer suggests in today’s Reader Views, the driver of the pickup involved in Hart’s death deserves the community’s support as well. The tragedy illuminates the stakes and risks for workers, whose health care benefits ran out Aug. 4. And it provides another reason to hope the parties get back to the table soon, so the Machinists can get back to work.