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Freedom From Union Compulsion

MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:03 PM
We don't have a vote on from who we'll be buying our groceries and then force everyone to use the same grocer. Why do we have to do the same for negotiating with our employer? Our country was founded on liberty, and prospered. Removing liberty (via majority votes) is no good for liberty, or prosperity.

To everything there is a season, the Good Book says, and in Michigan workplaces the season of freedom is arriving at last.

Republican legislators voted Tuesday to make Michigan the 24th state in the nation to protect an essential civil liberty: the right to work for a living without being required to join or pay money to a labor union. Governor Rick Snyder signed the new laws – one dealing with private-sector employees, one covering government employment – a few hours later, hailing them as "pro-worker and pro-Michigan."

Big Labor and its allies, of course, are furiously denouncing this as...