Post Tagged with: "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act"

June 29, 2010 04:26

Will Congress Kill Volunteer Fire Departments?

In North Carolina and Virginia, for example, collective bargaining is currently prohibited. Eighteen other states have limitations on bargaining. The legislation would likely force those governments to abandon merit-based promotions for public safety workers and shift instead to a collectively bargained seniority schedule, which unions prefer.

June 28, 2010 06:49

Unions battle for public job benefits

Major clashes are breaking out between public-sector unions and state and local governments seeking to steady their wobbly books by scaling back employee benefits, pitting labor’s political clout against lawmakers eager to avoid raising taxes or cutting programs.

June 24, 2010 06:26

Bankruptcy by union extortion – its spreading

A remarkably bad piece of legislation — the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act — threatens to tighten that stranglehold, imposing the unionization of public-safety workers in the 21 states that currently do not extend that privilege. Call and tell your legislator to vote no 202-224-3121