Congress Trying to Abdicate Responsibility

Even the very liberal Globe says the city of Boston shouldn’t have to bargain with firefighter union bosses over random drug testing. Yet right now Congress is considering legislation that would force localities all around the country to recognize firefighter union bosses as firefighters’ monopoly-bargaining agents, and “terms of employment” such as random drug testing would have to be part of the negotiations.

As the Globe opined, “Impaired firefighters pose a serious potential risk to the public and themselves.”

It is unconscionable that Congress is even considering allowing its public safety responsibility to be subject to negotiations with Big Labor self-interest.

Read more about the Police and Fire Monopoly-Bargaining Act here.