You know how Democrats and liberals are always demanding choice? Sure, except when it comes to the choice an employee has to join – or not join – a union.
They are also totally against school choice vouchers … but that’s another article.
Yesterday’s free-for-all in Michigan was out-of-control, but the law passed in the State House and Senate.
- After eight years of Democrat control of the governor’s office, Michigan put Rick Snyder (R-Mich.) into the seat two years ago. Snyder convincingly beat Virg Bernero (D) 58% to 40% .
- In Michigan’s State Senate, Republicans have a super-majority (26-12).
- In the Michigan House, Republicans have a 59 – 51 majority.
- In a November ballot question, Michigan voted NO (57% to 43%) to Proposal 12-2 that would have made collective bargaining a right for public and private workers.
- In a November ballot question, Michigan voted NO (56% to 44%) to Proposal 12-4 that would have given home health care providers limited collective bargaining rights.
Right-to-work should really be called right-to-not-join-a-union. Before today, employees with union shops absolutely had to join the union wether they wanted their representation or not. They were forced to join. Forced to pay dues.
That all ends in Michigan, where workers are free to choose if they wish to join the union or not. The unions have a problem with this – hence all of their thugs taking swings at people and destroying private property yesterday – because current members will drop out since they are doing harm to employment opportunities for everyone in Michigan.
It’s not about politics, it’s not even about the economy for these union cronies. They want their big-dollar dues.
As defined in Wikipedia… with my emphasis.
A right-to-work law is a statute in the United States of America that prohibits union security agreements, or agreements between labor unions and employers that govern the extent to which an established union can require employees’ membership, payment of union dues, or fees as a condition of employment, either before or after hiring.