I realize that this is only one incident. This air traffic controller was 'suspended'. I have to wonder, if he was in the private sector rather than having the protection of a strong union, would he have been FIRED INSTEAD?
In a recent interview with ThinkProgress, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said he'd like to see collective bargaining eliminated for all government employees. Currently, most federal workers can bargain over some workforce issues. Airport screeners at the Transportation Security Administration, one of the most notable exceptions, recently were granted limited bargaining privileges.
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