Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A New Low

Darrell Issa hit a new low when it comes to Republican union-busting efforts. For the first time in memory, a member of Congress has inserted himself into a labor agreement. Issa accuses the United States Postal Service of not cutting costs enough in their new agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, even though said agreement freezes wages for 2 1/2 years and forces employees into significant increases in their health care contributions.

But anything sort of destroying public sector  unions is too moderate for the Republican Party. We all know this, but we can expect more and more vociferous anti-union spewing to come out of Republican mouths. It's only a matter of time before we have supposedly responsible politicians calling for the outlaw of public sector unions. No doubt Very Serious People like David Brooks will approve.