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June 15, 2014

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

By Rob Kall

Obama has busted a union strike, siding with a Republican governor.

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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?



Submitters Bio:

Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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