Teamsters President, James P. Hoffa, Exposes Right-to-Work Laws for What They Are: “Political Payback”
In a Huffington Post op-ed last week, International Brotherhood of Teamsters President, James P. Hoffa, exposed the real motivation behind recent attention to Right-to-Work legislation in the U.S.
A coordinated network of think tanks, business groups and phony grass-roots organizations has for years been working toward passing these right-to-work (for LESS) laws. Leading the charge is National Right to Work. The only right it defends is billionaires’ right to their wealth. The anti-worker group attracts funding from the Mellon heirs, the Wal-Mart heirs and the Coors heirs. Right-to-work bills are political payback for campaign contributions by corporations and billionaires.
Hoffa added that “‘right to freeload’ laws are on the books in low-wage states like Mississippi and South Carolina. That’s not a coincidence. When union wages go down, workers’ wages fall throughout the state.”
He noted higher workplace deaths and higher poverty in Right-to-Work states.
The piece is a must-read and must-share. Find it HERE.