The “right to work” without be forced to give a portion of your earnings to an organization who may use it to promote political or policy positions you abhor should be a fundamental human right – much like your religious right not to support those things which run counter to your religion …
So why is MSNBC’s Chris Hayes claiming racism?
Chris Hayes: “Right to Work” is Racist
Referring to Michigan’s newly obtained right to work status, Chris Hayes of MSNBC wanted to make sure the rest of the panel to whom he was talking and all the listeners understood that right to work legislation has its roots in “southern racism” and racial segregation. He said:
“The phrase is coined by a guy by the name of Vance Muse, who is an oil industry lobbyist in Houston, Texas in the 1930s who is a white supremacist and segregationist, who — that’s what the term was first brought into use, to fight against unions as sites of forced racial integration. The origin of this movement is an origin of the movement of the segregationist white supremacist south against the labor union as a site of forced racial integration.”
First of all, Vance Muse didn’t coin the term “right to work.” In the context of labor unions, the phrase originally appeared in a Labor Day editorial in the Dallas Morning News in 1941. The editorial spoke in favor of a law that would allow employees the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union. The proposed law or amendment would effectively give workers the “right to work” regardless of their membership status in a union. Source: Chris Hayes: “Right to Work” is Racist
Bottom line …
We are losing our freedoms, one law at a time. And any law that denies you the right to work without having the fruits of your labors taken to support causes with which you disagree is not racist, it is anti-American. How many people know that unions walk hand-in-hand with international socialism and communism? How many people know that many union bosses live as lavishly as the private sector bosses they excoriate daily – without producing one penny of tax revenue, without producing any products or services of benefit to the American people and while promoting policies which reward seniority over merit, the status quo over innovation, and complex work rules that demand two people do the work of one? Unions guarantee higher costs and lower productivity. Unions guarantee labor discord as they flex their muscles to demonstrate their power – not to remind members, or the companies that are unionized, but to remind politicians of their power. And how many people know that unions are still infested with organized crime – which is ironic considering it is organized crime infested with organized crime.
In most cases unions are both evil and corrupt.
Remember: it’s about your choice – where you can work and what politicians and political party you can support. It’s about the unions killing entire industries and being the proximate cause of outsourcing. It’s about your freedom.