Thinks aren’t so great in Michigan. The unemployment rate is 9.1%. In the state’s largest city, Detroit, 34.5% of citizens are on food stamps, 45.7% aren’t in the workforce and 99,702 of the city’s 363,000 homes stand vacant.
So it’s a step in the right direction for the state to have moved to a “right to work” status which allows workers a choice when it comes to joining unions. After all, nationally employment in right-to-work states is growing three times faster than non-right-to-work states since June of 2009:
It’s tragic to see the union workers using violent protests to push back against right to work status. They’re fighting against what’s best for their state, and for what’s best for union bosses and left-wing politicians who are the chief beneficiaries of union dues.
After all, Michigan’s largest union spends just 11% of dues paid on representing workers. Shouldn’t Michigan workers be allowed to opt out of that bad deal?