Big Labor Bosses Bully the U.S. Senate

Apparently, union bosses are getting too politically big for their britches these days.  Big Labor wants to test the waters and see just how far they can take their influence.  If having their number one fan in the White House make unconstitutional so-called “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board wasn’t enough, unsatisfied Big Labor bosses now want the U.S. Senate to rig the rules so they can continue to force unionization on employees and employers by administrative fiat.

Rarely do we see such open political posturing.  Nervous that they’re losing both members and their grip on power, the Big Labor behemoth resorts to publicly strong arming the U.S. Senate.  It’s a brazen power grab that flies in the face of democracy, but union bosses are pushing full steam ahead to keep their agenda intact.

John Wojcik in People’s World quotes Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen:

“They (Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats) had the chance to change the rules and they didn’t” Cohen said.  “Now we demand that the President name all five people to fill those NLRB positions and that the Senate vote promptly.  We expect the Democrats to use every option, including the talking filibuster or rules changes to prevent the Republicans from blocking this.  If they don’t, they can expect us to go after them like we never have before – in the nation’s capital and in their districts – wherever they go.”

Sounds more like a shakedown to us.  What do you think?

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