Union Busting 101
Pop quiz: What political party, in what state, this week passed a bill in the dead of night stripping public-sector unions of their collective- bargaining powers? Republicans in Wisconsin? The GOP in Ohio or Indiana?
Try Democrats in Massachusetts. Maybe the debate over public-sector benefits isn’t all that ideological after all.
That would be the view of Massachusetts Democratic Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, who late Tuesday led an overwhelming majority of his House in passing a bill divesting policemen, firefighters, teachers and other municipal employees of the power to collectively bargain most health-care benefits. The 111-42 vote took place at 11:30 at night, so as to avoid a mass of protesting union workers set to descend on the State House the next day.
Read the rest here: Strassel: Union Busting, Massachusetts Style – WSJ.com.
And under the cover of darkness!!
The rest of the states need to take note how it was done in Massachusetts with no openness or transparency.
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin’s only mistake was being open and transparent when dealing with the unions, unlike the Democrats in Massachusetts who were sneaky and did this under the cover of darkness.
Now let’s see if this gets signed into law.