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The Irrelevance of "Right-to-Work" Laws

Delta Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 1:38 PM
It may be "theater" to Mr. Chapman, but those of us who pay taxes in Illinois are getting hosed by the state and local unions and their political hacks whom they support. From two crooked (now jailed) governors to a sacrificial lamb who cannot get anything done except raising our taxes, we're truly stuck. I haven't voted for a demmie/progressive since Mayor Richard J. Daley (when I lived in Chicago), but the Illinois Republican party seems to have given up.

Some people love right-to-work laws, and some people really hate them. The reaction in Michigan when Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed one has been not only spirited but downright violent at times. The public was so fierce and divided that I was afraid the state might split into two separate parts. Oh, wait...

These laws have a mythic importance with advocates on the left and the right. One group sees them as a shimmering beacon of freedom against union bullying. In this view, they spur job creation, generate investment and free workers to choose whether to support unions.

Organized labor, on...