Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Don't You Just Hate Long Goodbyes

Ah yes, another tweak to the nose of the American public, this time focused on federal workers.

WASHINGTON — President Bush issued an executive order on Monday that denies collective bargaining rights to about 8,600 federal employees who work in law enforcement, intelligence and other agencies responsible for national security.

Mr. Bush said it would be inconsistent with "national security requirements" to allow those employees to engage in collective bargaining with respect to the conditions of their employment.

Among those affected are 5,000 employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is now part of the Justice Department.

It just seems to be getting longer and longer. Everyday of this 'goodbye, fuck you very much' is being blessed with another in what seems an endless line of these things. How much carnage can a single person reap in fifty or so more days? It just seems to me that it just might be counterproductive to our national security to have people who aren't allowed to organize for decent pay and working conditions running the show. It's kind of like pissing off the waitress or waiter before he or she brings you your food. I would think that these are exactly the people you would want to keep off the "disgruntled worker" list.

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