NPR Radio Host Asks Snyder to Explain How Union Busting Attracts Jobs to MI
There has been NO "boom in employment" in Indiana as a result of their anti-union "Right-to-Work" laws. An LA Times report Tuesday noted that Michigan created more jobs last October (pre-RTW) than the year before while Indiana created less (after passing their own RTW in January.) MediaMatters points out, RTW states have produced less than 1/3 as many jobs as non-RTW states (900K vs 3-million).
1. I would think that union-busting would make states less attractive
Indiana's already pretty unattractive and the *geniuses* in the Legislature can't figure out how to stop the "brain drain" here in Indiana while spending most of their time passing laws defunding Planned Parenthood, ending collective bargaining, working to enact anti-gay marriage amendments, etc. Except for a few liberal/progressive enclaves, it's a red state hell here in Indiana and has only gotten worse since 2010. *ugh*
What is their logic really? "Let's offer a work environment where companies can work you as many hours as they want, demand that you accept any terms of employment without question, including low pay, minimal or no benefits,etc. and people will flock to move here?" No. It's all about giving companies what THEY want. People need/want jobs and are usually willing to accept whatever they might be able to get, particularly nowadays but people won't be flocking anywhere to get them a taste of a RTWFL job!