"President Barack Obama says right-to-work legislation in Michigan is more about politics than economics. He is criticizing a measure that would prevent requiring non-union employees to financially support unions at their workplace.
Obama received loud applause at a Michigan engine plant when he said we shouldn’t be “taking away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions.”
The president says that the right-to-work bills are more about “giving you the right to work for less money.” (source)
I have to say that I really take exception to the President having the gall to comment so forcefully on something he knows nothing about. The President has never even had an actual, competitive, for-profit job until he became the President...let alone have any idea of what the difference between a union or non-union labor/mechanical shop is.
He has never been a young, entrepreneurial business owner trying to establish and put food on the table for his burgeoning family only to have union thugs key his truck and slash his tires or block job entrances. He's never had to drive through lines of goateed and beer bellied men spitting on him. Never had to be escorted onto a job site by Blackwater security guards. Never had to fear for his safety for doing an honest day's labor. Never had plumbers and electricians passing around pictures of Sasha and Malia while making disgusting and repulsive remarks.
We've lived it. Until he's experienced that, I don't want him to utter a word about someone's right to work. EVERY ONE has the right to work and the right to refuse to join a group that would engage in this thuggery and give your hard earned dollars to political candidates you abhor. It's everyone's right to choose their employer and the groups and organizations they align themselves with and give their money too.
Come to Philly, Mr. President, and go under cover with The Man to a few jobs in Center City and get a REAL look at the organizations you're defending...