A new bill making its way through Congress proposes to federalize the bargaining power of many state employees, namely police, firefighters, and EMTs. Deviously called the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act,” it also includes increased military funding — tasty big government treats for both left and right!
Get ready for Organized Labor’s biggest congressional handout yet.
It would come via a piece of legislation called the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act.” Attached, ridiculously enough, to a spending bill that provides war funding for the troops, it will soon hit the House floor for a vote.
From the name, you’d think that the act improved public safety. Wrong. In fact, it overrides state laws to boost union membership – at taxpayer expense.
The act would require all states to allow police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel to collectively bargain with taxpayers. If they don’t create their own system, the federal government will impose one on them.
The bill has passed the House, but the Senate version is still in the works — with the support of enough Republicans to make its success likely. (Those Republicans include MA’s Scott Brown. But then, are we really surprised about that?) The highly effective National Right to Work Committee is already taking action to stop the bill. Click here to learn how you can help.Published in