Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.
~ Molly Ivins, syndicated newspaper columnist ~
This piece of legislation is being billed as a "Job Creator." It may very well create jobs. The question is; What kind of jobs?
Do we want low wage, no benefit jobs created, or do we want to restore the middle class with jobs that pay a living wage?
This legislation was designed to hit the unions where it hurts the most, right in the pocketbook. If they can financially cripple the unions, the unions will slowly disappear.
As the unions disappear, the rampant corporate greed that is consuming this nation will only multiply.
If you can write this off as a conspiracy to get you to continue paying your union dues, then ask yourself this question. Do I really believe that politicians care that I have to pay union dues? If you can honestly answer "yes" to that question, then you better turn off the evening news, and start thinking for yourself.
Right to Work Facts
Workers in RTW states make less - averaging $5,500 less a year.
Workplace fatality rates are 51% higher
Fewer people have health insurance and benefits
The legislation is being billed as a job creator, but leaves out the fact that RTW states have some of the highest unemployment rates.