December 12, 2012

Thank God for Right-to-Work

Fr. Robert Sirico, Acton Institute

The Michigan legislature passed right-to-work legislation today, a landmark event that promises to accelerate the state’s rebound from the near-collapse it suffered in the deep recession of 2008. The bills are now headed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. The right-to-work passage was a stunning reversal for unions in a very blue state — the home of the United Auto Workers. Following setbacks for organized labor in Wisconsin last year, the unions next turned to Michigan in an attempt to enshrine prerogatives for their organizing efforts in the state constitution. A union-backed ballot proposal was handily defeated by voters in the Nov. 6 election.

But according to some on the Christian left, the right-to-work law...

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TAGGED: Catholic Social Teaching, Unions, Michigan, Right-to-work

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