Obama’s allies in Wisconsin are a throwback to Juan Peron’s public employee unions.
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Finally, Trumka argues that Governor Walker is offering Wisconsin government workers the following choice: “If you want to keep your job, give up your rights. If you want to keep your rights, you’re going to be laid off.” But that is actually the choice that Trumka offers working people in the states without right-to-work laws. In those feudal states, if you want to keep your job, you have to give up your right to choose whether to pay union dues on a voluntary basis. Every other institution in America, even the military, is voluntary. But not Trumka’s unions, at least where they are allowed to get away with it. Under Trumka’s union dictatorships, if you want to keep your right to choose not to pay dues to a union you don’t want to join, you’re going to be laid off.
But Governor Walker has freed the government union serfs from Trumka’s plantations in Wisconsin. Under Walker’s new law, each government worker now has the complete freedom to choose whether to pay union dues and join the union. If the union wants the dues, it is going to have to prove to each individual worker that the union is worth it. No longer will the government seize the dues out of each worker’s paycheck, and send them to the union, as Trumka demands.
Free at last.
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