Behind the Scenes

The Right to Work movement and independent-minded workers across America have many friends, but perhaps none more dedicated and supportive than Rep. Marilyn Musgrave.

She, once again, showed leadership on behalf of working families when she went to the House Rules Committee and pushed for consideration of a National Right to Work law. As expected, the Democrat majority shut down her amendment designed to restore volunteerism as the basis of union membership.

She knows, like AFL founder Samuel Gompers knew, that no lasting gain can be achieved through compulsion — the workers of America adhere to voluntary institutions — anything else is a menace to their rights.