Saturday, September 24, 2016

Woman of the People Against People's Right to Work

By William Teach

Here’s a question Donald Trump should try and work in to the debate: why is Hillary Clinton against the right to work?

Democrats love to talk about rights. They say people have the “right to affordable health care,” the “right to a debt free college education,” the “right to choose,” and so on.

But there’s one right they apparently want to erase: The right to work.

Here’s how Hillary Clinton put it in a videoconference this week at the Laborers’ International Union of North America: “I will fight back against so-called right to work. Right to work is wrong for workers and wrong for America.”

Come again? The right to work is wrong for America?

Clinton is referring to state right-to-work laws that give employees the right to work without being forced to join a union. In states without these laws, unions can force new and existing employees to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment at unionized companies.

Why would she say this? Because she, like the rest of the Democratic Party, is beholden to the slowly fading away unions, rather than with people who want to work and not have joining a union and paying dues be a requirement for employment. Twenty six states have right to work laws:

When Wisconsin was on the cusp of passing its right-to-work law last year, Gov. Scott Walker said that “This isn’t anti-union. It restores worker rights and brings jobs back to Wisconsin.”

He’s right about that last part. Between 2004 and 2014, overall job growth in the U.S. was 6.1%. In states without right-to-work laws, it was a paltry 3.9%. But in right-to-work states, job growth over those years was 9.1%.

In fact, the last poll done on right to work, conducted by Rasmussen in 2012, found that 74% favor right to work laws. But, Hillary is a shill of the unions, which, let’s be honest, aren’t entirely bad. They can do a damned good job in protecting workers from companies, bad policies, and horrible bosses. Which is rather weird, since we’re told that Government is super awesome, so why would we need public sector unions? Regardless, a person should have the right to join a union or not, which puts the burden on the union to provide good reasons for someone to join the union once they join a company. In other words, the union has to woo an employee. As it should be.

Read more at The Pirate's Cove.


Anonymous said...

Stand your ground Hillary, without good Unions there would be disarray, and a poorly trained workforce. How dare they use this against you!
Now girl, you listen to me, there are many people in your life who have been drawn to you and love you for who you are. Reach down and let it loose in the debate and I guarantee that you the naysayers will be drawn over. So limber up, shake off generational American patriarchy and make the tycoon feel the typhoon. It's a new day, what is past is past, run on your instincts and put this dog to sleep.

Mike aka Proof said...

So...freedom to choose anything except whether to own a gun, whether to join a union, whether to smoke, whether to buy health insurance, where to send your child to school... I guess liberals have a funny concept of "freedom"?