Organized labor has plans to leverage the union-friendly atmosphere in Obama’s Washington to dig its talons deeper into our public sector workforce. Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole delivered on a promise made during his confirmation hearings to consider the issue of union representation for his employees, and has opened the door wide to allow a vote on collective bargaining.
We will impose a net hiring freeze on non-security federal employees and ensure that the public sector no longer grows at the expense of the private sector.1
A Pledge to America
The promise sounds good, but even if the GOP has the opportunity to fulfill their pledge to freeze federal hiring, it will freeze too little and come much too late.
Today’s report shows our teachers, police officers, firefighters, and nurses are still feeling the worst of the Bush recession — while Republican leaders demean them as ‘special interests’ and try to block legislation that will grow our economy.
Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi Statement on July Jobs Report, August 6, 2010
July’s abysmal employment report confirmed the stalled recovery and fed fears of a second recession.