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Another blow to unions?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/06/07 19:09:00
Labor agreement dropped from Dulles rail deal

The regional authority overseeing the $6 billion Dulles rail project dealt a blow to union labor on Wednesday — a day after voters in Wisconsin and California did much the same.

The authority’s move to quash union-friendly language for a crucial component of one of the largest public works projects in the country comes on the heels of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s historic win in that state’s first-ever recall election — a vote triggered by his move to sharply curb the collective bargaining rights of public-sector unions.

Meanwhile, voters in both San Jose and San Diego approved ballot initiatives that scale back retirement benefits for public workers. The union representing city employees in San Diego unsuccessfully fought to keep that city’s measure off the California primary ballot.

The Dulles rail development, while more nuanced, represents a similar example of pushback against unions.

Read More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/6/mwa...

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  • Bearish~PWCM~ 2012/06/08 00:40:32
    Bearish~PWCM~
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    Unions are a thing of the past.. They served a purpose, Now they are just self serving.
    self serving
  • UGH...L... Bearish... 2012/06/08 01:12:37 (edited)
    UGH...LIBS ~ PWCM ~ JLA ~
    +2
    Especially the public (dis)service unions, and the politicians that take their contributions.
  • Karen E 2012/06/08 00:21:03
    Karen E
    +5
    looks like unions are gonna learn sooner or later they are demanding too much.....
  • UGH...L... Karen E 2012/06/08 00:33:17
    UGH...LIBS ~ PWCM ~ JLA ~
    +3
    Simple arithmetic has a way of catching up with union greed, sooner or later.

    When they run out of other people's money.
  • Jan Haskell 2012/06/07 23:51:11
    Jan Haskell
    +3
    A sensible move.
  • LADY LI... Jan Has... 2012/06/07 23:52:39
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    THANKS, JAN!
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/06/07 23:44:32 (edited)
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +3
    BRAVO! DULLES, DROP UNIONS' OBAMA's A$$KISSERS-THUGS, THAT'S

    THE WAY TO GO, DULLES!
  • MW121 2012/06/07 21:11:02
    MW121
    +2
    That's great... We don't need unions anymore.. There was a time and place for them. that time has past.
  • Herb 2012/06/07 19:32:15 (edited)
    Herb
    +2
    unions were a great start for this country. they gave us vactions breaks etc, but now they ask for way to much and only make up 6% of the workforce. they are dying and trying to save their lives.
  • Simmering Frog 2012/06/07 19:31:25
    Simmering Frog
    +2
    Excellent!

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