“Right to Work” Isn’t Going Away, At Least for the Moment

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Rand Paul has a new video online that is being distributed by the National Review. He  asks viewers to sign a petition and make contributions in support of national “right to work” legislation. The video emphasizes three points about “Big Labor’s power of forced unionism”:

  1. It has crippled America’s competitive edge.
  2. It has forced countless American companies overseas.
  3. It has polluted our political process for more than half a century.

Of course, none of these are new attacks, but the vehemence of the anti-union rhetoric from the Far Right during this and the previous election cycle flies in the face of several basic facts and begs the question of what its purpose is.

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