The Republican Governor of Indiana signed into law a Right to Work act. “The measure would allow workers to avoid paying dues to a union even if the workplace, private or public, is unionized.”
Many Republicans, including Daniels, also contend that with a right-to-work law, businesses would find the state more attractive and would be more willing to move in, creating new jobs.
What this essentially means to my ears is that if a state strips unions of the power to collectively bargain, business owners can be coaxed into bringing jobs to the state with the promise of cheap labor. There has been a general move to blame unions and workers for financial woes while at the same time giving the rich a pass. Underlying this thinking seems to be the idea that the CEOs and others at the top of the ladder have earned their wealth, which is 343 times more than a typical American worker. Workers don’t. They are like replaceable machine parts. They are the grunts who must be squeezed in order to produce products that compete in the global market place, a market place that on a global scale can pay as low as .17 cents per hour, or lower.
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