Dennis O’Neil: Losing Our Chains?

Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O'Neil was born in 1939, the same year that Batman first appeared in Detective Comics. It was thus perhaps fated that he would be so closely associated with the character, writing and editing the Dark Knight for more than 30 years. He's been an editor at Marvel and DC Comics. In addition to Batman, he's worked on Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, the Question, The Shadow and more. O'Neil has won every major award in the industry. His prose novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Denny lives in Rockland County with his wife, Marifran.

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  1. George Haberberger says:

    It may be that unions are remnants of a past century and there are other kinds of negotiating bodies possible to us now. Or it may be that the need for unionization is evolving into something else. But one service unions can still provide is fundraising. They can allow politicians unbeholden to billionaires to accumulate enough capital to mount a decent campaign. And at the moment, there are very few organizations able to do that.

    But then those politicians are beholden to the unions. And that is really the same as being beholden to billionaires because union bosses rarely speak for the rank and file. I was a member of a union of for 19 years and my company’s shop steward for about 5. I was in the Communications Workers of America which subsumed the International Typographers Union. The union was solidly in bed with the Democrat party, and as a Catholic, I resented my union dues supporting candidates that were not Pro-Life.