Recently in West B’God Virginia a proposal was made to introduce Right To Work legislation. It was IMMEDIATELY attacked by union honchos, who sounded WORSE than truck drivers.
Got a hunch their democrat recipients of enormous graft are none too pleased either. Connor D.Wolf from The Daily Caller.com fills us in on the foulness.
A War Of Words In West Virginia
4:59 PM 01/30/2015 By Connor D. Wolf
A political advocacy group is calling out the leadership of a West Virginia union for attacking a new right-to-work proposal.
Since the midterm election, the Republican majority within the state government has been proposing ideas to help improve the struggling economy. Among these ideas is a right-to-work bill which was introduced Tuesday. However, leadership within the local AFL-CIO quickly condemned the idea with some fairly harsh words.
If the bill passes, West Virginia will become the 25th state to outlaw forced unionization as a condition of employment.
“They’re f—ing liars,” West Virginia AFL-CIO president Kenny Perdue told the Charleston Daily Mail.
“Workplace freedom is a line of BS,” he continued. “It has nothing to do with workplace freedom. It’s employer freedom to do at will what they want to do to employees — that’s all it is.”
Later on, during an interview on Metro News, Perdue argued, “The law is already there. The law already says that you don’t have to be a union member.”
“What Right To Work does is force the union that is in there, which the union is there because the majority of them voted, the employer has accepted that through NLRB election, but that person that comes in there can sit back and get the benefits of all that and not pay the union dues,” Perdue concluded.
The West Virginia chapter of Americans for Prosperity responded to Perdue’s comments calling them unproductive and not based in fact.
“You have to represent your people, no matter who is in charge,” AFP State Director, Wendy McCuskey, tells The Daily Caller News Foundation.
McCuskey argues that name calling, using foul language and misrepresenting what the law actually entails only serves to burn bridges with the legislature and the people Perdue is supposed to represent.
“The people went to the polls and flipped the entire state,” McCuskey said. “I think that means people want change.”
“He says West Virginia is prosperous,” McCuskey argues. “West Virginia does not have a great economy.”
“He’s not taking it very seriously,” she went onto say. “But we have an opportunity to become prosperous.”
According to a report by Market Watch, West Virginia is the only state where less than half its civilians work.
The report detailed, “State data compiled by the Labor Department shows that West Virginia’s civilian labor participation rate has fallen to 49.8%, from 50% in October. The national rate in December was 62.7%.”
“We have great people,” McCuskey added. “They want to work.”
The local AFL-CIO however disagrees that the law would improve the state economically and that it is actually a violation of free market principles which many of the right support.
“We believe that state government should play no role in telling small businesses and their employees how they are allowed to negotiate with each other,” a spokesman for the local AFL-CIO told TheDCNF.
“This basic intrusion by government on the free market is something that every Republican who claims to want to create jobs should be against,” he continued. “Especially since all available data shows that 7 of the 10 states with the highest unemployment rates have passed these laws and that the effect has been to take over $5,000 out of the salaries of folks who have to live in those states.”
“Clearly they don’t want any change in West Virginia,” McCuskey concluded. “I don’t think this is the sort of thing the people he represents want to see.”
As our friend Gunny G in Alaska always says, “you know you’re over the target when they send up the flak”. And the flak is coming from a foul-mouthed union moron named Kenny Perdue.
The article points out the stark TRUTH. The numbers do NOT lie in this instance. Except for the pulled-out-of-thin-air $5000 that RTW has supposedly COST other employees in RTW states. The ONLY prosperity for West Virginians are these greedy slugs from the AFL-CIO, with their six-figure salaries, expense accouts, yada yada yada.
If Perdue was REALLY interested in West Virginia’s working people, he would ENDORSE this. Before RTW was made law in Michigan, a HUGELY unionized state, Michigan was routinely passed over for much of any job creating investment, due to the perception, rightfully so or not, that the state was too locked up by unions for a business to operate at the speed and flexibility they need today to be competitive.
In my opinion, the ONLY things these unionistas are worried about are THEIR multiple salaries and pensions, not to mention kickbacks. They damn sure don’t much give a rat’s ass about maintaining benefit levels for the rank and file, by taking cuts in THEIR pay and benefits,and for the most part, do NOTHING to help most firms to stay financially afloat. I have witnessed THIS shit with my own eyes.
Then, there was THIS turdbit: “This basic intrusion by government on the free market is something that every Republican who claims to want to create jobs should be against,” he continued. “Especially since all available data shows that 7 of the 10 states with the highest unemployment rates have passed these laws and that the effect has been to take over $5,000 out of the salaries of folks who have to live in those states.” Last I looked, the government, owned by unions, were doing MORE intruding on FREE MARKETS than ANYONE. Remember the unions went to the NLRB trying to STOP Boeing from moving SOME manufacturing jobs from Washington State to South Carolina, and damn near succeeded. THAT isn’t “government intrusion”, I do not know what it could be. For the unnamed union goon who uttered THAT nonsense to be carping about “government intrusion” rings pretty frigging hollow to me.
Below are some charts, courtesy of Forbes.com, that clearly show the difference in RTW states job growth, and those that are sucking hind tit. It ALSO shows these unionistas are “f – – – ing liars” THEMSELVES.
I’m sure Kenny would call me a liar, but THESE two charts definitely do NOT help his tepid, profanity laced attempt to prevaricate about RTW laws.
The other shoe to drop as far as fear of RTW goes is the democrat party, which roughly 90 % of it’s support in local races come from forced collection of dues, which, in turn, are doled out to those democrats in said races. If THAT funding source dries up, it could do MAJOR damage to democrats around the country.
And THAT would be a GOOD thing for our nation.
CLYDE. Enjoying watching pigs squeal.