The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, January 12, 2006  

Italian Labor to Lay Low During Turin Olympics

Sometimes the briefest item in the paper says more than an entire article can accomplish.

From an aside I caught in inside the sports pages of today’s Philadelphia Inquirer:

A nationwide strike truce was signed by Italian unions yesterday for the period covering the Turin Olympics. . . . All major Italian unions signed the accord.

No specifics were offered regarding how this feat was accomplished, nor the likelihood of all participants to abide by the deal, but the news really has to be a big load off the minds of the games’ organizers, to say nothing of the Italian government and tourism officials. Oh, and the athletes, too. Yeah, them.

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