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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 18, 2011 Page3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETFE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnanuna Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 11 Friday, March 18, 2011 GUEST EDITORIAL FDR -- NO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING by Edward P. Shallow In his letter to the Resolution of Federation of Federal Employees against Strikes in Federal Service, dated August 16, 1937, the iconic stalwart of the Democratic Party Franklin D. Roosevelt made the following declara- tion relative to collective bargaining and I quote: "All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management• The very nature and purpose of Government make it impossible for admin- istrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress• Accordingly, administra- tive officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by law, which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters." In his letter, it is clear Roosevelt did not consider denying workers bargaining rights as an assault to their freedom. Douglas E. Schoen in a masterful piece titled, "The Union Threat to the Democrats' Future, (Wall Street Journal 1/20/I 1): "There is a crisis in state and municipal finance. That much is clear. What hasn't been fully understood is that the fate of the Democratic Party is bound up in the reso- lution of that crisis." "In the November midterm elections, the Democratic Party lost its congressional majority. The far graver threat to the party is that its base is made up dispropor- tionately of public-employee unions, liberals, trial law- yers and other special-interest groups." The Wall Street Journal makes the meaningful point in their editorial, "A Union Education:" The raucous Wisconsin debate over collective bargain- ing may be ugly at times, but it has been worth it for (Continued on -Page 12) TEMPO i DANARO. Time is money• CHI HA TEMPO NON ASPETTI TEMPO. Time and tide wait for no man. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. • Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. • Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. • This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. • Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 ROCCO J. ANTONEI,]LI Rocco J. Antonelli passed away on March 8, 201 1 after a brief illness. He was 88. Rocco was a well respected, nationally known C.P.A with a distinguished career of public service. He was president of the National Society of Public Accountants which later chose him as Accountant of the Decade. He served on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Public Accountants under three governors. He authored the National Regulatory Accountancy Laws and was elected Middlesex County Treasurer. He was appointed Treasurer of the City of Somerville. A lifelong basketball enthusiast, he was a star player for Tufts University, The school named the lobby at.the. University gym after him. Rocco had a tryout for the Boston Celtics when he returned from the Navy and has many of the Celtics gats amo nearest and dearest-friends ....... Rocco attended Somerville and  rat Somerville High Sch0ol with H( There, he received the ou Scholar and Athlete Award basketball player. He gradu Tufts University Magna his studies were interru entered the U.S. Navy Harbor Day, December 7, 1942. officer training was conducted at Columbia University where commissioned as an ensign in l&4. As an active duty naval officer, was assigned to the USS Wilkes CL 103. He commanded the ship information center• His ship with four bronze stars. Lt. Sg. Antonelli was present at the signing of the surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay. One night on the "Willie B", the junior officers gathered and discussed their futures after the war. Rocco, who was admired by his Contemporaries, was coaxed into considering an MBA program and a career in business. After the war, he applied to Harvard Business School and was accepted, graduating with honors. His professional career was exemplary. He began his career working for the Rockefeller Companies. He was the assistant to the president of th.e gonquin Gas Transmission Company and was personally responsible for the na!mral gas pipeline that we have today in New England• Rocco then founded and company, accountants auditors in Somerville. He later to Woburn. is survived by three sons, Rockport, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Stephen of Leominster, a brother Rudy J. of Las evada and a sister Mary M. of lie, Massachusetts. He was the :he late Rocco H. and Rose J. ne) Antonelli. He was the m. late Ralph R. of Somerville, itts; Jean T. Stanger of and Frank A. of Florida• many nieces and nephews. married to the late Nancy Burke Allison. ral was from Cota, Struzziero Funeral Home in followed by a funeral mass in the Philippine Liberation, lwp i'Saint Ann's Church in Somerville. •   ,f . Jima, Okinawa and Tokyo Battles. Roc  Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery in was highly decorated for bravery Malden. May-Ie Rest in eace The Grand Lodge of the Sons of Italy Announces a Grand Lodge Culture Series Presentation 150 ca Celebrotion of Itoly'$ Unificotion The Grand Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America in association with The Galileo Legacy Foundation of Boston under the aegis of the Consul General of Italy is pleased to announce a first lecture on the celebration of the 150 m Anniversary of Italy's Unificaiton. A series of monthly lectures are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 28 at the Burlington Public Library. "The scope (of these lectures) is to illus- trate the motivations and actions that brought about the Unification of Italy through the historical process called Risorgimento; and explain fundamental aspects of the aftermath of the Unification ..." The lec- tures will be held through the spring months and continue in the fall. Six filial lodges will provide venues for these guest lecturers. Dr. Matteo Casini of Suffolk University, Dr. Vincent Cannato of UMASS Boston, Hon. Michele Frattallone of the Galileo Legacy Foundation of Boston and Dr. Maria Grazia Lolla of Harvard University will share the dais in these lectures. This is one part of an ongoing set of festivities planned and supported by the Consul General to celebrate Italy's Unifica- tion here in the Boston area. The Italian- American community is invited to watch for and participate in the many scheduled events throughout the area in celebration of this 150 m Anniversary. This initial lecture of the series is another well chosen lecture on the Italian culture in the now sixth year of visiting guest lecturers sponsored by the Grand Lodge. Specifically, this first lecture will be held at the Burlington Public Library on Sears Street, Burlington on Monday evening, March 28 at 6:45 p.m. All lectures are open to the public. Join us for a rewarding and enjoyable evening• Refreshments will be offered. Further information and details with regard to other lectures in this series, please call 781-272-5375 or the Grand Lodge at 617-489-5234. Bring Your Bottles and Cans to Stone Zoo! If you are interested in not only helping the environment but contributing to a wor- thy cause, bring your empty bottles and cans to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive - held the second Saturday of each month, April through October. All of the proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts sup- organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo. The 2011 dates are: April 9, May 14, June II, July 9, August 13, September I0 and October 8. Each Bottle and Can Drive is held from I0 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Stone Zoo park- ing lot, located at 149 Pond St, Stoneham, ported by-Zoo New England, th˘.non-rofi.t.......:..T9.!_earn.mgre,.v!sjt.w.ww-stone.z99.or#.