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H.R.413 Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 10, 2010 Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Prior to Referral.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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  • 76% of users oppose H.R.413

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    • Fraternal Order of Police

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    • University and College Law Enforcement Association

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    • American Federation of Teachers

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    • International Association of Fire Fighters

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    • Tea Party Patriots

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    • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

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    • Michigan Municipal League

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 17, 2009, by Whackamole - Allot of money is donated to ALL of you, ALL across this country and it is collected by SHAM/SHILL Corporations. Perhaps you would do well to investigate who the perps are and where all the money is really going. -->http://web.dos.state.pa.us/cgi-bin/Charities/creport.cgi <-- this is just one example. This company collected $571,595.00 and kept 92% of it for themselves rather than give it to you. There are too many others like it to count who are doing this very same thing to the American people and getting away with it and they are doing it using YOUR Names. It is not time to give in to Unions it is time to ask WHERE IS OUR MONEY - thank you very much. Investigate!

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      As noted by Whackamole, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 17, 2009, "Allot of money is donated to ALL of you, ALL across this country and it is collected by SHAM/SHILL Corporations. Perhaps you would do well to investigate who the perps are and where all the money is really going. -->http://web.dos.state.pa.us/cgi-bin/Charities/creport.cgi <-- this is just one example. This company collected $571,595.00 and kept 92% of it for themselves rather than give it to you. There are too many others like it to count who are doing this very same thing to the American people and getting away with it and they are doing it using YOUR Names. It is not time to give in to Unions it is time to ask WHERE IS OUR MONEY - thank you very much. Investigate!"
    • On February 07, 2009, by Anonymous - Public safety should be determined in each city, by the taxpayers of each municipality. Pay and benefits should be commisserate with market pay, or noone would apply for those positions. It is never in the best interest of the public safety officer or the taxpayer paying their salaries for the federal government to put an unfunded federal mandate on municipalities. It is unconstitutional. This bill would be a travesty to each city across America that wishes to keep the union cronies out of their cities and determine their own destiny. Taxes would surely rise in each city and most of the money will go to the union lawyers - NOT the safety officers.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 07, 2009, "Public safety should be determined in each city, by the taxpayers of each municipality. Pay and benefits should be commisserate with market pay, or noone would apply for those positions. It is never in the best interest of the public safety officer or the taxpayer paying their salaries for the federal government to put an unfunded federal mandate on municipalities. It is unconstitutional. This bill would be a travesty to each city across America that wishes to keep the union cronies out of their cities and determine their own destiny. Taxes would surely rise in each city and most of the money will go to the union lawyers - NOT the safety officers."
    • On June 17, 2009, by Whackamole - "In a statement, National Right to Work Committee president Mark Mix pointed out that Obama cosponsored the Police & Fire Monopoly Bargaining Bill, a bill that would override state and local laws in 27 states and could result in forcing every police officer and firefighter in the country under union boss control." "If Big Labor succeeds in passing the Police and Firefighter Monopoly Bargaining Bill, stories like what’s going in Providence are going to be repeated all over the country. It’s going to result in outrageous union boss demands, higher taxes, and more and more cities going bankrupt," said Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee. "If mayors don’t want this to happen to their cities, they better start contacting their U.S. Senators right away. The Obama administration is more than willing to ram it down their throats for the benefit of nobody but Big Labor. The only people Obama cares about are the union bosses."

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      As noted by Whackamole, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 17, 2009, ""In a statement, National Right to Work Committee president Mark Mix pointed out that Obama cosponsored the Police & Fire Monopoly Bargaining Bill, a bill that would override state and local laws in 27 states and could result in forcing every police officer and firefighter in the country under union boss control." "If Big Labor succeeds in passing the Police and Firefighter Monopoly Bargaining Bill, stories like what’s going in Providence are going to be repeated all over the country. It’s going to result in outrageous union boss demands, higher taxes, and more and more cities going bankrupt," said Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee. "If mayors don’t want this to happen to their cities, they better start contacting their U.S. Senators right away. The Obama administration is more than willing to ram it down their throats for the benefit of nobody but Big Labor. The only people Obama cares about are the union bosses." "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Union Control of Public Safety Employees Could Ruin Your Community ... - January 01, 2011 by I am a Citizen Blog - H.R. 413 will give unions carte blanche over public employees in every city and small town in the United States. Union demands for wages, benefits, and working conditions will bankrupt communities and make getting emergency services in ...

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      As noted by I am a Citizen Blog on January 01, 2011, "H.R. 413 will give unions carte blanche over public employees in every city and small town in the United States. Union demands for wages, benefits, and working conditions will bankrupt communities and make getting emergency services in ..." (http://iamacitizen.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/union-control-of-public-safety-employees-could-ruin-your-community/)
    • Washington Watch: Legislative Update - December 16, 2010 by Baltimore County FOP Lodge #4 - We currently have two hundred and twenty-two (222) cosponsors on HR 413–more than a House majority! Please note that this total differs slightly from THOMAS, as we are not including in our count three (3) Representatives no longer ...

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      As noted by Baltimore County FOP Lodge #4 on December 16, 2010, "We currently have two hundred and twenty-two (222) cosponsors on HR 413–more than a House majority! Please note that this total differs slightly from THOMAS, as we are not including in our count three (3) Representatives no longer ..." (http://foplodge4.org/fopnews/washington-watch-legislative-update-3/)
    • The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act - December 16, 2010 by Penny Hill Press - ... public safety officers has been introduced in Congress. The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (PSEECA)—introduced in the 111th Congress as HR 413 by Representative Dale E. Kildee, S. 1611 by Senator Judd Gregg, and [...]

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      As noted by Penny Hill Press on December 16, 2010, "... public safety officers has been introduced in Congress. The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (PSEECA)—introduced in the 111th Congress as HR 413 by Representative Dale E. Kildee, S. 1611 by Senator Judd Gregg, and [...]" (http://www2.pennyhill.com/?p=13746)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • How Obama's Gift To Unions Will Destroy The Few Remaining Solvent States - August 18, 2010 by The Business Insider - ...Leaders Oppose Union Power Grab RE: The misleadingly named "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act" (originally H.R. 413; S. 1611, 3194). The bill would unconstitutionally abrogate all states' sovereignty, subject state and local public-safety

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      As noted by The Business Insider on August 18, 2010, "...Leaders Oppose Union Power Grab RE: The misleadingly named "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act" (originally H.R. 413; S. 1611, 3194). The bill would unconstitutionally abrogate all states' sovereignty, subject state and local public-safety " (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/38zpgx5jtj4/how-obamas-gift-to-unions-will-destroy-the-few-remaining-solvent-states-2010-8)
    • Reid's Push To Nationalize Police Unions - June 14, 2010 by Investor's Business Daily - ...longer be able to determine pay scales and benefits and will lose control of their own ability to budget in that respect. H.R.413 will also completely remove the ability of voters to have any say in local matters as a top down control from Washington wi

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      As noted by Investor's Business Daily on June 14, 2010, "...longer be able to determine pay scales and benefits and will lose control of their own ability to budget in that respect. H.R.413 will also completely remove the ability of voters to have any say in local matters as a top down control from Washington wi" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EditorialRss/~3/2jIBxcrEjug/Article.aspx)
    • Harry Reid's push to nationalize all cop/firemen unions - June 02, 2010 by Renew America - Warner Todd Huston Senate Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid is quietly trying to nationalize rules governing every police, fire and first responder union in the nation. Through the benignly named Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (H.R.41

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      As noted by Renew America on June 02, 2010, "Warner Todd Huston Senate Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid is quietly trying to nationalize rules governing every police, fire and first responder union in the nation. Through the benignly named Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (H.R.41" (http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/huston/100603)
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