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Is Obama Against Collective Bargaining?
March 26, 2011Posted by on
In another chapter of “Do as I Say, Not as I Do,” it seems that the Obama Administration is taking a page out the very person who it admonished a few weeks ago. The government is not allowing flight attendants for American Airlines to walk the picket lines.
The federal agency that referees labor-management relations for airlines and railroads — the National Mediation Board — has ignored requests made a year ago by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, asking the federal government to release it from negotiations for what’s called a 30-day cooling-off period, which then allows for a strike.
According to the mediation board, the carrier’s fragile finances and the weakened national economy would weigh heavily on its decision.
So let’s recap: Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin takes away collective bargaining rights from public sector state workers to bring his state’s budget in order, and he is brandished as the devil. President Obama says that the Association of Professional Flight Attendants is not allowed to strike because of the weak national economy, and no one flinches.
Perhaps the flight attendants can call in sick. It worked for the teachers in Wisconsin.