- Oct 22, 1999
Dems shouldn't go a long with that. Democrats shouldn't be shafting unions over obviously poor working conditions.Looks like the Senate won't pass the extra stick leave as Republicans reverse their stance on this issue because they can't use it to hurt the Dems anymore. The RRs I'm sure are very happy with the outcome but this basically poisons future negotiations since the union has no incentive to agree to anything less than their fulsome demands now since the congressional opinion is "well their leadership agreed to the current deal" ignoring the votes. They are likely in for major unofficial job actions which they will then cry to the courts to try stopping.