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STRANGE: Planned Parenthood Begs Trump Administration To Help Them Stop A Union

Planned Parenthood may be publicly attacking the Trump Administration, which recently declared that they will finally pursue defunding the abortion provider by limiting Title X funds from paying for abortion services.

But privately, Planned Parenthood is begging the administration for help busting a union, forming among its Rocky Mountain branches, which serves parts of Colorado and other western states. PPRM employees say they aren’t paid well enough for what they do, and that clinic staff are constantly turning over — something PPRM attributes to a problematic work environment.

Who’d have thought Planned Parenthood was a terrible place to work?

Anyway, instead of embracing its progressive roots, Planned Parenthood went crying to the Trump Administration which sided with the national organization over its Rocky Mountain employees.

“But shortly after the vote to unionize, Planned Parenthood leadership, instead of recognizing the new unit, turned to the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board to challenge the outcome,” The Intercept reported. “The Planned Parenthood bosses won the first round, and the appeal will now move to the full five-member labor board.”

Sadly for Planned Parenthood, their love of Trump’s labor board didn’t win them any leniency from the administration. The Title X funding proposal will go to Congress shortly.