By Local 91
The introduction of national so-called “right to work” by Steve King (R-Iowa) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) along with anti-Davis Bacon legislation introduced separately by Rep. King are bids to further shrink opportunities for working class Americans and their families. These pieces of legislation are a deceptive politically-motivated trick to deny millions of American workers the freedom to join together in a union for mutual benefit and to earn a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. The proof of their deception is in states where the campaign to pass so-called “right to work” has succeeded. Of the 10 poorest states, nine have the legislation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of low-wage jobs in so-called “right to work” states is a full third higher than in other states, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development.