Skip to comments.Obama's Big Michigan Right-To-Work Lie: Lower Wages
Posted on 12/11/2012 4:27:29 PM PST by raptor22
The president says right-to-work laws mean "the right to work for less money." So how does he explain the fact that incomes are up in RTW states while forced unionism is a proven job killer?
Campaigning Monday in Michigan as it stood poised to become the nation's 24th right-to-work state, President Obama spoke the exact opposite of the truth to union workers at a Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in the birthplace of organized labor.
"What we shouldn't be doing," he told the small crowd, "is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages. We don't want a race to the bottom. We want a race to the top."
Yet looking at the hard numbers, becoming a right-to-work state is a direct line to the top.
According to Michigan's Mackinac Center, using data taken from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics, private-sector, inflation-adjusted employee compensation in right-to-work states increased by 12% between 2001 and 2011 compared with just 3% over the same period in forced-unionization states.
These good wages came from good jobs. Employment in right-to-work states expanded 2.4% over the same stretch vs. a 3.4% decline in non-right-to-work states. Ironically, Obama is taking credit for jobs created in RTW states.
According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, right-to-work states (excluding Indiana, which passed a RTW law in early 2012) "were responsible for 72% of all net household job growth across the U.S. from June 2009 through September 2012."
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With all this “campaigning” and community organizing that BO has been doing nonstop since the election, I really would like to know the crowd sizes. It’s not ever talked about.
The death threats have begun.
Some would prefer to have ZERO union jobs than to see ANY non-union jobs. This is all part of the “hate employers, love employees” crap.
The freedom to associate with whom on wants is the real issue.
People should be allowed to associate or not associate as they choose. They shouldn’t be compelled by government to do one or the other.
I’m betting that union dues nationwide will have to go up considerably to make up for the losses in Michigan.
Its really very sad. (((snicker)))
The local news here from Jackson Michigan says there were approximately 3000 pro union protesters.
The dirty little secret is that there was considerable support for RTW from within the unions themselves. A polling firm in Lansing found it to be at about 40% in union households.
They’re commie scumbags. These freaks don’t give two craps about the others competing for work.
Exactly. And the irony here is the continuance of collective bargaining.
These agitators don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves.
I am part of the 1% that does not have Twinkies. We need to have Barry collect all Twinkies and redistribute them.
And you might never have Twinkies again because the union voted Hostess out of business. Even obama can’t redistribute what ain’t there. You will have to settle for Oreos.
My rassiss dog whistle just alerted me!
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