I attempted to attend the Right To Work hearing in Jefferson City today. The room was overflowing, so instead, I visited with various legislators and friends throughout the building. As I drove back to St. Louis, lots of questions were swirling in my head. Here they are. Read them imagining they’re being asked with all possible condescension and loathing by David Spade’s character ‘Richard’ in the movie ‘Tommy Boy':
If unions are so great and provide such a benefit to the companies and the state at large… …why do they need a law to force employees to join the union?
Shouldn’t the employees ‘want’ to join the union?
Why do unions think that employees will leave them when the Missouri voters free the employee to make their own decision? I thought unions were so great? Shouldn’t employees still ‘want’ to stay with the unions since they are so great?
If unions are so great, why do they need to have prevailing wage laws to be able to compete for state contracts? Shouldn’t union labor costs be lower because they are so great and competitive?
Don’t the union bosses believe in the freedom of the employee to make up their own mind in deciding to join the union based on the benefits that the union can offer them? Shouldn’t the employee be allowed the freedom to choose?
And since unions are so great, the employees will certainly choose to join them, right?!?! So, there’s nothing for the union bosses to worry about and this is much ado about nothing.
I’m sure the bosses at the unions are mostly pro-choice in killing babies. Shouldn’t they also be pro-choice in joining the union as well?
Or, did we find another prime example of hypocrisy in the Democratic ranks.