Dems Hurt Working Folk Some More
Democrats continue to crack down on organized labor, despite the strong financial hold that unions have over the party. Dems know there's no way to make ends meet if they keep giving special deals to their labor partners.
The Senate passed a Federal Aviation Administration bill on Monday that includes an anti-union measure bitterly opposed by labor groups.
It passed 75 to 20, with a majority of Democrats backing it.
The bill, which modernizes America's air traffic control system and funds the FAA through 2014, was fought over for four years, leading to a partial shutdown of the FAA last summer because of anti-union measures added by the Republican-controlled House.
Among the controversial provisions were changes to labor law for rail and airline workers -- backed by the airline industry -- that would count anyone who did not vote in an election for a union as voting against it, making it much more difficult to certify attempts to organize new unions.