Friday, January 09, 2009

Union busting

One last β€œfuck you” to people who work for a living from the Bush administration.

A little-noticed provision buried in the Bush Administration's $13.4 billion loan package to General Motors will prohibit the United Auto Workers from launching a strike as long as the company receives funds from the federal government.

Not only that, but a strike would give the federal government the power to call in their loan -- putting the loan in default and forcing GM into bankruptcy. The government now has the power to force a bankruptcy if β€œany labor union or collective bargaining unit shall engage in a strike or other work stoppage.”
January 20 can't get here fast enough.

UPDATE: Some truth, courtesy of Rachel Maddow's Lame Duck Watch.



H/T Susie.

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