The Hill reports that Big Labor bosses are making threats to Democrats who don’t toe the forced unionism line. Sen. Blanche Lincoln is the first target to feel the brunt of their new get tough campaign even though she just cosponsored a bill (S. 1611) to federally mandate union monopoly bargaining privileges over every fire fighter, police officer and emergency medical technician in America.
The bill, which union bosses themselves call the greatest (potential) change in labor law in decades, would mean literally tens of millions in new dues revenue from public safety workers who would be fired if they didn’t pay union dues and fees. Forced unionism apologists in Congress have been working on this since the late 1970’s. We would recommend that Lincoln remove her name from the bill just so Big Labor can get a clean shot.