The DeCoster operation is an egg factory. As an agribusiness, it is more like a meat-packing plant more than a farm.

Past events at the facility have included health and safety violations and worker exploitation. Why is the Legislature attempting to take away workers’ right to collective bargaining there?

If the new owners are responsible employers, they will have no conflict with union concerns. The Legislature should butt out, and let the company and workers work out their own agreements.

Perhaps Republican lawmakers would like to post a new sign on the turnpike, “Maine: Open for Exploitation.”

Jonathan Robbins