[R-G] No president has ever been on the side of management so overtly.
nick at faunusherbs.com
Wed Oct 9 17:49:13 MDT 2002
Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian - George Bush earned the wrath of America's
trade unions and provided an opening to Democratic election campaigners
yesterday when he became the first president in nearly 25 years to use
the courts to end a labor dispute, in response to a strike that has
paralyzed West Coast ports. . . It was the first use of the Taft-Hartley
Act since 1978, and the first time any US president has invoked the
legislation during a management lockout. The legislation calls for a
return to work and an 80-day cooling-off period. "This has never
happened in the US before," said Richard Trumke, the secretary treasurer
of the AFL-CIO union. "No president has ever been on the side of
management so overtly."
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