Saturday, July 8, 2017

Michigan union bleating over use of goats

“The grievance alleges that the university did not notify the union that it was planning to use goat crews on campus, according to a chief steward report supplied to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

“University spokeswoman Cheryl Roland said a small goat crew has been on campus this summer, but not to cut grass.

“’For the second summer in a row, we’ve brought in a goat crew to clear undergrowth in a woodlot, much of it poison ivy and other vegetation that is a problem for humans to remove,’ Roland said. ‘Not wanting to use chemicals, either, we chose the goat solution to stay environmentally friendly.

“’The area is rife with poison ivy and other invasive species, and our analysis showed the goats to be a sustainable and cost-effective way of removing them,’ she added.

Message to union: Oh, shut up.

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