And what's made in the USA
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way
Boy Dylan, "Union Sundown."
For a while--but not recently--unions made sense.
But it's time to move forward, which is what Missouri did today.
From the Kansas City Star:
In an abandoned warehouse in Springfield, Gov. Eric Greitens on Monday signed legislation making Missouri the country's 28th right-to-work state.Economically dormant Illinois, where I live, is now completely surrounded by right-to-work states. Five years ago of the states that border ILL-nois only Iowa was. And Michigan, which is just an hour's drive from Chicago, also became right-to-work in that time frame.
Hours later, organized labor struck back by filing a rarely used referendum petition seeking to freeze the law and put it before voters in 2018.
Greitens’ signature was thought to be the final step in a decades-long push by Republicans and business groups to enact a right-to-work law in Missouri. But if the law’s opponents gather enough signatures, the battle will carry on.
In right-to-work states, such as Kansas, employees in unionized workplaces can opt out of paying unions for the cost of being represented.
As for that referendum, it will fail. Just as the recall election against Wisconsin governor Scott Walker was defeated.
It's time to move forward.