In the last couple of months I have seen an up take on a post I had from several years ago on the subject of “right to work”….I am guessing that the renewed interest in this subject is because of so many Repub controlled states are trying to introduce this concept into their states……
First, a horrible idea for working people…..I say this because I live in a right to work state…..and this does nothing to help the worker….it brings low wage jobs, less benefits if any, in my state unemployment is 10.5%, so it is not a job creator, no matter what lies your politicians tell you….all it does is make businesses more profitable and less responsible…….the one that comes to mind most readily is Indiana and its attempts to kill labor.
A website, Right To Work Is Bad, has an excellent breakdown……
So-called “Right-to-Work” legislation is a slick slogan designed to trick people into believing that it protects a worker’s right to a job. Nothing could be further from the truth. So-called “Right-to-Work” legislation assures no worker a job, protects no worker against employer bias or retaliation, and undermines living wages and fair benefits.
A “Right-to-Work” law is redundant, lowers wages and benefits for all workers, and destroys the tax base for local communities. When real facts are taken into account, it is not economic development strategy driving this issue. Rather, it is an extreme, outdated, partisan agenda.
The real problem with a “Right-to-Work” law and its special-interest supporters is that in their zest and zeal to hurt unions, they hurt non-union workers as well.
“Right-to-Work” laws represent destructive economic development policy guided by extreme partisan politics. The goal should be to raise the standard of living for working families, not lower it.
Working families deserve better than an antiquated law designed to raise corporate profits and lower worker wages and benefits.
My state has been one of the poorest states since the beginning…..right to work has done NOTHING to change that…..it is a cute and slick slogan but it will not make a workers life any easier….if anything it will assist them further into poverty…….if you want low paying jobs then by all means support the lie of “right to work”.
To ALL WORKERS……fight any attempt to impose the “right to work” lie on the workers of your state….DO NOT let your state become another Mississippi!