Tuesday, January 4, 2011

States Desire to Cut Worker's Rights

“They’re throwing the kitchen sink at us,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. “We’re seeing people use the budget crisis to make every attempt to roll back workers’ voices and any ability of workers to join collectively in any way whatsoever.”

"Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics." 

See NYT article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/business/04labor.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2

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