Obama Message to All U.S. Mayors: Union Bosses Are Top Priority
President Barack Obama has sent an unmistakable message to the mayors of America’s financially strapped cities: You had better think twice before opposing unreasonable union demands. The U.S. Conference of Mayors held its annual meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, this week to discuss the current economic crisis, but top officials from the Obama Administration were noticeably absent.It seems Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, and other high ranking Obama aides were set to attend the conference before deciding that they would heed requests by International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union bosses to boycott. The union bosses are unhappy that the Democrat mayor of Providence has refused to give in to their outrageous union contract demands as the city faces a budget crisis.
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In a statement, National Right to Work Committee president Mark Mix pointed out that Obama cosponsored the Police & Fire Monopoly Bargaining Bill, a bill that would override state and local laws in 27 states and could result in forcing every police officer and firefighter in the country under union boss control.
"If Big Labor succeeds in passing the Police and Firefighter Monopoly Bargaining Bill, stories like what’s going in Providence are going to be repeated all over the country. It’s going to result in outrageous union boss demands, higher taxes, and more and more cities going bankrupt," said Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee.
"If mayors don’t want this to happen to their cities, they better start contacting their U.S. Senators right away. The Obama administration is more than willing to ram it down their throats for the benefit of nobody but Big Labor."
By refusing to come to this meeting of mayors to discuss the economy, ways to gain new jobs and deal with budget shortfalls, the Obama Administration is clearly saying they don’t care. The only people they care about are the union bosses."
That could hardly have been clearer considering their refusal to attend the Conference of Mayors this weekend," added Mix.
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