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?