Dear Missouri Senator,
It’s been interesting as the debate has raged on Right To Work that Union Members and Bosses have felt comfortable fighting against a “Right”… …the right of an employer and employee to define the terms of their association.
I support the workers’ right to form a union, but I do not support special legislation that tells workers that they must join the union, have their dues used to benefit a political party, and see their labors used to enrich union bosses.
The worker must be allowed to exercise the right of free association with the employer (notice I didn’t say “given the right”). The union fights to take away that right.
That’s why I call it the Freedom To Work instead. Imagine all those bumper stickers that say “Right To Work Wrong For Missouri” now saying “Freedom To Work Wrong For Missouri”. That would make the most apolitical Missourian cock their head and raise an eyebrow.
Please vote YES on Right To Work. Make the state of Missouri attractive to businesses, so we don’t have to run back to Jeff City for more special sessions to create the Boeing Bribe!
In some states, like Indiana, union membership has increased after Freedom To Work has become law.
The bottom line is this question: If unions are so great, why do we need a law that forces people to join?
Thanks and please vote Yes!