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It puts Minnesota's high-wage, high-skills economy at risk.
There is no proof that unions contribute anything other than financial destruction of state budgets.
FOLLOW THE MONEY....the money flows from Unions to the DFL. If the money stops then the DFL collapses. We can only hope that Right to Work becomes law and let THE PEOPLE decide if they want to pay Union dues. Just passed it in Indiana and tip your hat to them.
It is clearly 'The right to work employees to death' - another phrase for wage slavery. Unions are one of the major reasons we even have a middle class.
"Unions are one of the major reasons we even have a middle class". May have been true 60 years ago. Today they are the reason we are losing our middle class.
So sad to see Republicans attacking unions while the middle class has declined under thirty years of their trickledown economics and the gap between rich and poor is wider than ever. Their response? Attack other people in the middle class. Once again this is true class warfare and meanwhile the Koch brothers of the world laugh as they run away with the bank. Statistics clearly show that in most states where Right to Work laws were enacted that wages stayed stagnant or declined. When you have done away with the last of worker rights and all of us are working for minimum wage, won't you be so proud of yourselves Republicans?
"When you have done away with the last of worker rights and all of us are working for minimum wage..." More nonsense. You need a history lesson. Look up Henry Ford and get back to us.
So compared to Minnesota "Right to Work" states on average have; 32% higher unemployment, 36% higher poverty rates, and 21% lower yearly wages. Why do the Republicans think this would be good for Minnesota? Seems like our system is working just fine and we do not need this "fix".
Boris - Henry Ford had a terrible business model. It didn't take long for Chevrolet to out engineer, out build, out sell Ford. Ford was unresponsive to consumer's needs/desires, and Chevrolet capitalized on that. We don't need more thinking like Ford's where you can get a "car in every color, as long as it's black".
One must admit that the GOP has done a masterful job of using words to frame their policies. Mr Osgood, my 8th grade social studies teacher would certainly point out the remarkable similarities between the GOP and some of the work of George Orwell. Mr. Osgood was a great teacher who didn't let things like that pass.
I hope some of you had a teacher like Mr. Osgood...his lessons still resonate with me some 30 years later.
This law (or amendment, if it comes to that) is a bad idea and will take this state down a bad road that I don't think Republicans or Democrats would enjoy. NO on this.
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