On the general state of labor management relations in Pittsburgh. My web/news filter picked up this interesting story of a union roundtable just the other day in town. What is odd to me is the inconguity these days of how far ahead Obama appears to be in the polls around here, yet how anti-union public sentiment has become. In another era in town there is no way the Port Authority could get away with voiding a contract as they are trying to do. Yet I suspect the public backlash will not be very much. That came to mind just because the article reminded me that the two issues are evolving in opposite ways than they should.