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Obama Goes Union Buster, Forces striking Philly transportation workers Back To Work

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Responding to a request from Republican governor Tom Corbett, Barack Obama responded affirmatively to Corbett's request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the strike dispute.

Obama's action means that workers will be required to go back to work.

Read more on the minor details here.

But let's talk about this. PA governor Tom Corbett is right up there with Wisconin's Scott Walker-- another union buster. Obama grants this lame duck Republican a gift-- beating down a union, neutralizing its power.

This should be just one more nail in the coffin burying people's former faith in Obama as a good guy who is serious about fairness, justice and change. The government worker strikers are striking against government. What will Obama do next?

 

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There's nothing shocking or unprecedented here. Yo... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 10:41:25 PM
The real problem here cannot be fairly laid at Oba... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 10:54:57 PM
Charles, this is not a pro-Obama or an anti-Obama ... by Amy Schreiner on Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 11:36:02 PM
Thanks, AMY, beautifully put. ... by Burl Hall on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 9:01:55 AM
Charles, this is not a pro-Obama or an anti-Obama ... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:20:48 AM
That's exactly what I am saying, but what I wonder... by Amy Schreiner on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:41:45 AM
Obama did not team up with a Republican governor t... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 8:38:10 PM
This article is just an observation of the directi... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:42:31 AM
Voting is not going to change this direction as lo... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:51:37 AM
You may be right, history says you are, but we MUS... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:33:56 AM
Hi, Daniel!Allow me to interject here that if ever... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 12:06:36 PM
Charles, Great example! If a few million others wh... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 4:10:54 PM
Exactly... you got it right... thanks.And, by the ... by Susan Lee Schwartz on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 3:29:42 PM
I believe in democratic (small 'd') unions, but th... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 8:45:53 PM
The stories of teachers , hundred's of thousands e... by Susan Lee Schwartz on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 3:15:50 PM
Thanks for the detailed explanation, but it still ... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 6:02:54 PM
Charles, I totally believed (and still do) in what... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 4:28:42 PM
If the congress goes to the GOP it will be because... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 6:39:06 AM
If the congress goes to the GOP it will be because... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:10:26 AM
If Congress goes to the GOP in the fall, you won't... by Samson on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 3:24:01 PM
Samson,I'm guessing that you are responding to my ... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:31:00 PM
Rob:In case you are wondering what I am doing post... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:52:31 AM
I don't know, Rob; I saw the headline and ole Gome... by Burl Hall on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 9:07:17 AM
Burl,Setting aside the philosophy, getting back to... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:44:11 AM
I of course am completely surprised that the candi... by Samson on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 3:18:01 PM
Your premise that Obama is unfriendly to unions ha... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 8:50:17 PM
He must have misplaced his "comfortable" shoes. ... by Vince Coyle on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:39:29 AM
"He must have misplaced his "comfortable" shoes." ... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 12:11:16 PM
I think Vince was referring to President Obama's p... by Jeremy Martin on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 8:58:32 PM
Thankyou, Jeremy Martin, for explanation of "comfo... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 9:47:38 PM
Thank you for the reply Charles Roll. While I am m... by Jeremy Martin on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:13:11 PM
Thanks for your additional response!"When the shru... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:47:22 PM
Your headline says "goes", like this is a journey ... by Samson on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 3:15:44 PM
Samson,You seem to think that Obama rules the Cong... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 9:07:51 PM
The labor movement chose to back John Edwards in t... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:07:05 PM
Yes, it certainly is horrible that the union will ... by Joe Reeser on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 5:15:16 PM
It would be much fairer if people were to become ... by Amy Schreiner on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 6:07:56 PM
I'm pretty sure that Joe is talking about what the... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 9:10:22 PM
BTW: I don't find it unreasonable that a teacher m... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 9:15:17 PM
The National Center for Education Statistics did... by Amy Schreiner on Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 7:39:29 AM
I don't think that Joe's comment including $95,000... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 12:09:22 PM
A donkey dressed up and draped over with a tea bag... by Samuel Vargo on Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:45:38 AM
I might as well have voted for Romney [in 2012].- ... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 12:31:19 PM
Charles, sorry I took so long to respond to your b... by Rob Kall on Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 7:58:09 AM
Rob,Thanks for your comment. I agree with all the ... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:15:40 AM
Interesting to see all the useful idiots still def... by kappie on Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:44:48 AM
blame it on the NLRB which is a business unit aft... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 12:51:06 PM