Michigan Economist Hails Approval of 24th State Right to Work Law
Michigan economist and American Enterprise Institute scholar Mark Perry is commending pro-Right to Work elected officials in his state for adopting a statute prohibiting the collection of forced union dues and fees from employees as a condition of getting or keeping a job. In a blog post on this remarkable Right to Work victory, Dr. Perry doesn’t hesitate to take on the President of the United States:
In a stop yesterday in Michigan, President Obama repeated his frequent pro-labor union mantra that the “right-to-work” has “nothing to do with economics” and “everything to do with politics.” Let me suggest exactly the opposite – that the “right-to-work” has nothing at all to do with politics, and almost everything to do with the economics of job creation. Rather, it’s forced unionism that has everything to do with politics, and consequently everything to do with job destruction.