Sen. Kamala Harris, who would very much like to be America’s next president, told union members recently that she would issue an executive order banning Right to Work laws.
It is unlikely the Supreme Court would ever find such an executive order constitutional, but even the idea of changing the law in 27 states to force employees into paying unions they don’t support is wrong.
I have written many times about the success of Right to Work laws in providing Americans with the jobs they need. If you are unfamiliar with Right to Work, you can get a sense of it here:
- Right to Work States Preserving the American Dream
- Another Win for the Right to Work
- National Right to Work Could Help States That Can’t Help Themselves
- Right to Work South Carolina is Flooded in Jobs
- Thankful Missouri Citizens Now Have the Right to Work
- The Clear Value of the Right-to-Work
- Corporations Shower Right-to-Work Kentucky with Investment
Now Kamala Harris wants to take the success of Right to Work away from so many Americans to reward her Big Labor allies. Joseph Simonson reports on Harris’ words in The Washington Examiner:
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris called for the federal ban on so-called “right-to-work” laws in the United States during her Saturday morning remarks at the National Forum on Wages and Working People.
“Banning right-to-work laws” would be one of the first initiatives Harris would take up in office, she told the audience of labor members and organizers at The Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Republican governors and legislators throughout the country have been pushing through laws that allow individuals to join a company or firm without being obligated to pay or join a labor union. Some right-to-work laws also forbid contracts that force employers to hire unionized workers. More than half of U.S. states have some sort of right-to-work law on the books.
“I’d use my executive authority to make sure barriers are not in place to do the advocacy [unions] need to do,” Harris said.
Critics say that right-to-work laws have devastated local labor groups around the country, which have already faced a precipitous decline since their peak in the 20th century.
“The barriers to organized labor to organize and strike have grown over a period of time,” Harris said.
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Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.