Congress is poised to passed a “laundry list” of legislation written by Big Labor lobbyists that is “. . . nothing less than a radical rewrite of our nation’s unemployment laws,” says Randel Johnson, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vice president for labor, immigration and employee benefits, Forbes magazine reports.
But things are about to get worse.
“We’re very concerned about the next four years,” Johnson says. The prospect of Democrats controlling Congress and the White House is unsettling for foes of labor expansion. Even before Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., sealed his party’s nomination for president this week, he’d already scooped up endorsements from big unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters [IBT], the United Steelworkers Union [USW] and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).