Democrats are quickly rushing through a sweeping, nationwide union takeover that will force all police, firefighters and emergency workers to join unions and give money to Democrats or lose their jobs.
This tyrannical assault on workers and on states' rights, called, "The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act,"
is being quietly attached to a war supplemental bill scheduled for a vote this week and it will needlessly shut down 26,000 critical volunteer firefighter departments.
Additionally, from Human Events:
The act would affect some states more than others. In North Carolina and Virginia, for example, collective bargaining is currently prohibited. Eighteen other states have limitations on bargaining. The legislation would likely force those governments to abandon merit-based promotions for public safety workers and shift instead to a collectively bargained seniority schedule, which unions prefer.
Putting seniority before performance, protecting incompetents from getting fired and astronomically increasing costs to taxpayers...all so that Democrats won't have to compete on a level playing field for campaign contributions.
This must be what Obama meant by "change we can believe in."
As I have noted here
, these government unions (which shouldn't
even exist) are senselessly driving city and state governments across America into total bankruptcy.