The video quality isn't superb, and the audio skips a little. But not everybody we've elected to the New Jersey Legislature speaks to, or about, unionized public workers this way. This is Sen. Barbara Buono, who was guest of honor at a Highland Park PBA event, recognized for her legislative work. Buono is also a former Metuchen police commissioner, who instituted that borough's community policing program.
Just in case you think that's how Buono speaks only when she's in front of a room of women and men in labor, here's what she wrote last year, as across the country in Wisconsin, tens of thousands of workers and supporters rose up to protest a movement there to break unions by drawing back on collective bargaining. Here's Buono's speech from a few days ago: