WASHINGTON - The effort to lower wages in America is going to reach new heights in Wisconsin this week. Wall Street billionaires and political extremists are joining together to force a vote on Right to Work legislation which is wrong for Wisconsin hardworking families. This is a blatant attempt to silence workers’ voices to stop us from speaking out about lower wages and mistreatment at work.
All of the “right to work” legislation I’ve read, including the one under consideration in Ohio, simply say that no one can be compelled to join a union as a condition of employment. There is nothing in any of these bills that prevents like-minded individuals from forming a union. If there’s a threat to unions, it is that they can’t show a cost-benefit trade that makes a union attractive.