Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shorter Massachusetts House Democrats: Scott Walker is Our Prophet

Are you fucking kidding me?

Union supporters had a rude awakening on Wednesday with news of the Massachusetts state House vote to slash collective bargaining rights for municipal workers. Democratic-controlled, and among the bluest of the blue, Massachusetts is not the place where most expected to see the next battle in the nationwide organized labor fight with state legislatures crop up.

The state House bill, which passed with overwhelming support in the Democratic-controlled state legislature, would "strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care," as the Boston Globe reported Wednesday. The goal, according to proponents, is of course to "save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns."

Why should labor even involve itself in the Democratic Party anymore?

Of course, Redbeard has more below. He's on the ground and this affects him personally. Still, I'm shocked they went through with this.