Apparently the labor union movement has been deemed to be nonessential government employees:
Obama: If a worker shut down a manufacturing plant until they got what they wanted, they'd be fired. Watch live: http://t.co/4DWGiJMVCO
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) October 3, 2013
"If a worker shut down a manufacturing plant until they got what they wanted, they'd be fired." ...Wow. It's not every day that a Republican gets to stick up for the right of the working man to strike for better pay and working conditions. Makes you wonder whether Barack Obama's feeling nostalgic for the days when you could just send in the Pinkertons to take care of persistent malcontents...
Via @RBPundit, who notes:
— RB (@RBPundit) October 3, 2013
And the AFL-CIO probably does disagree; only they're not going to say so, because they're siding with management instead of their own workers. Hey, isn't there a word for that?
Moe Lane (crosspost)