RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, ?The Senate voted today to give 45,000 airport screeners the same union rights that Border Patrol, customs and immigration agents have despite a veto threat from the White House. The 51-46 vote was on an amendment by Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, to remove the union rights from a broad anti-terrorism bill to implement recommendations of the September 11 commission previously rejected by Congress. The House passed a similar anti-terrorism bill with the same union provision for airport screeners in an indication of organized labor’s strength with Democrats running Congress.?
Yep, this is the big payback. Union membership shrinking. It’s at an all-time low, but the Democrats still get beaucoup bucks from Big Labor. This was the payback. Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina said, ?It’s absolutely absurd. Terrorists don’t go on strike. Terrorists don’t call their union to negotiate before they attack!”
Maybe not, but maybe we sick John Meany on ’em and see if we can get Al-Qaeda members to unionize. This is absurd. The president has promised a veto on this, but vetoes from the administration are rare. We will see.