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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:13 PM

Why 'Right to Work' Laws Hurt LGBT Equality

from The Huffington Post

Unions are the ultimate pro-equality hipsters: They were into it way before it was cool.

Right now in Michigan, a state with one of the worst records on gay rights, unions are facing a "right to work" challenge. Contrary to what "right to work" supporters say, the legislation does not create jobs or give a socialist right to employment. "Right to work" legislation makes it so that union members can opt out of paying union dues (in most cases, just $20 per month) while still requiring the unions to represent them.

In Michigan, the stronghold of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture Workers Union (UAW), Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is pushing "right to work" legislation during a lame-duck session without public hearings, without a commitee vote, and despite some Democrats being locked out of the Capitol building after walking outside to support protesters. Why do this now, after years of Gov. Snyder claiming he wouldn't push, in his words, "divisive, unecessary" legislation?

Despite the affront to Democracy itself, the supporters of "right to work" have clearly implied why they want this legislation to pass. As Terry Bowman testified before Congress, "they are using my union dues to push a political agenda that I oppose."

Guess which agenda that is? If you guessed the "far-left, homosexual agenda," you're right!

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:06 PM

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