Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scott Walker working class Hero?

Making the rounds in conservative circles is a story filled with a mishmash of statistics that turns reality on its head; Scott Walker is a working class hero?

See for yourself in the short unintentionally humorous excerpt below from the NY Post:
How workers are winning in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: Hillary Rodham Clinton shed her usual sunny demeanor on Monday and snarled, “Republican governors like Scott Walker have made their names stomping on workers’ rights … AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka snapped, “Scott Walker is a national disgrace.”

Liberals like Clinton and Trumka have it all wrong.
In all seriousness, reporter Deroy Murdock wrote this:
If there’s one thing workers value, it’s work.
But my whole reason for posting this exercise in tortured logic was the following worker “win” for...wait for it; women! Thank you Scott Walker:
In terms of “workers’ rights,” Wisconsinites now enjoy the right to work. 

This new law recognizes a woman’s right to choose whether or not to join a union. (This statute applies to men, too.) Wisconsinites no longer may be compelled to join unions as a condition of employment. Clinton and Trumka are anti-choice on union membership.
The truth is no one has to join a union. 

But even more basic than that is the argument we’re always getting from crazy Republicans, who can’t seem to see the connection; If you don’t like unions, don’t look for a job at a union shop. Look elsewhere, right? Choice, freedom and liberty! It's the same reason Republicans give when a worker doesn’t like the pay, benefits or working conditions provided by their employer. Look can leave ones forcing you to work there.

They should take their own advice.

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