Right-to-work means that you can’t be forced to join a union as a condition of employment. Right-to-work means that you can’t be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Right-to-work laws defend your right of free association. Job growth is substantially greater in right-to-work states.
Obama is supporting special privileges being granted to unions under color of law. He is advocating harsh discrimination against any worker not wishing to belong to a union. He is even supporting that they be denied a right to work and earn a living.
Once again, Obama disparages millions of Americans who want nothing more to choose their own associations and earn a living. What to do about that pesky, duly elected Michigan Legislature?
Of course no one is telling workers they cannot collectively bargain; that is just another one of Obama’s ubiquitous straw men. Right-to-work means that unions cannot use the coercive power of the state to force people into unions. They cannot use the state to steal money from unwilling workers and give it to the thugs running the unions. Obama cannot abide that kind of freedom. None of this is surprising.Share