Michigan is now the 24th right to work state in America.
As union labor gathered by the thousands, Michigan’s legislature voted approval Tuesday to “right-to-work” legislation. The House and the Senate both approved the measure, making membership and payment of union dues optional. Governor Rick Snyder has promised to sign it into law.
More than 12,000 protestors from around the Midwest gathered for the vote. Union thugs dissatisfied with the vote attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent, tore it down and slashed it apart with knives while members of AFP were still inside.
Union promised there will be more to come.
Barack Obama described the legislation thusly: “These so called right-to-work laws, they don’t have anything to do with economics, they have to do with politics.”
This is coming from someone whose entire position on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington DC has nothing to do with economics. It is all about politics. It is all about destroying the Republican Party and promoting a patently un-American fringe Marxist ideology.
Michigan’s right-to-work law makes it illegal to require financial support of a union as a condition of employment. When it comes to recruiting businesses to Michigan it will make the state more competitive. Critics claim it will cripple the ability of unions to fund their political policy objectives.
Unions are forgetting some fundamental principles. No one should be forced against their will to join a union or to have their paycheck skimmed by unions. If someone disagrees with their politics, no one should be forced to fund union politics.
For “progressives”, who lay claim to sole possession of concern for working people, forcing Americans who object to their political policy objectives to fund then as a precondition of employment is hypocrisy in the most classic sense.
Hypocrisy, when it comes to speaking about “progressives”, is par for the course.
It is morally right for workers to have the power of decision where it comes to supporting labor unions financially. People should have the right to work without being forced to pay union dues. Americans who want to work should not be enslaved by unions.