Council 25

The New Right to Work Threat in Michigan

In case you missed it, last week a Tea Party-backed Grand Traverse County Commissioner helped pass a resolution urging Gov. Snyder and local lawmakers to support so-called "Right-to-Work" legislation. The fact is there is no such thing as "forced unionism," and Right-to-Work states have sharply decreased wages, poorer working conditions, and less equality in the workplace. Accredited research has been done on Right-to-Work for decades, yet still corporate special interest groups like the right-wing Heritage Foundation and Mackinac Center continue to put out slanted polls and reports to advance their anti-worker agenda.
The group 'Michigan Freedom to Work' has been holding meetings and press conferences across the state with former failed GOP candidates, claiming to be a "grassroots movement" in support of Right-to-Work. In these times of financial crisis in Michigan, pushing for this anti-union legislation will do nothing to help get our economy back on track. Right-to-Work is simply a well-known union-busting tactic, denying employees the freedom to negotiate with their employers.
Today, we are urging you to contact your legislators and urge them to NOT support this divisive Right-to-Work issue while more important issues are at hand. Thousands of Michiganders are still struggling to simply support their family and keep a roof over their head, and do not deserve to see their wages get slashed even further. If there is any pro-Right-to-Work activity happening in your area, please let us know so we can fight to protect Michigan workers.

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