I received a letter yesterday from the National Right to Work Commitee that I thought would be appropriate to share with those who believe that it is an American right to be able to work without being FORCED to join or pay dues to a Union as an obligation of employment. It details the recent victory in Wisconsin where Union funded zealots decided to challenge the desires of the publicly elected officials to turn the tide of fleeing businesses and undue Public worker demands into a more business-friendly environment and one that would curb the ability of Public Sector Unions to collude and conspire with Union backed government officials to obtain compensation that would significantly exceed equivalent Private Sector compensation for equal type work.
Fortunately the Union rhetoric was seen for what it was ... and though the Union Organizers worked and baited many into a frenzy to the extend of heavily coordinated demonstrations and personal intimidation (going to people’s houses, intimidating their families and promulgating slurs upon their character), they were unable to garner enough support to accomplish their goals.
Hats off to the good people of Wisconsin who would not be duped into the "guilt-ridden" state of mind the Unions wanted to them to believe. Prosperity begins with the individuals desire to live and work free, and not be encumbered by leaches who wish live off their paychecks every month (to enrich their lifestyle and further their goals) in the form of dues. The State of Wisconsin should now be able to continue to do well and increase the number of jobs and employment of people as it has done so far since the change in State Leadership.
The letter read as follows ...
On Tuesday, the battle for employee freedom won an important victory against Big Labor's campaign to take over the Wisconsin State Senate.
And your National Right to Work Committee stood strong in the fight, making sure the pro-forced unionism politicians couldn't hide their record of waste and corruption.
As you know, Governor Scott Walker led a brave legislative effort to roll back union-boss power over Wisconsin state workers, including repealing most withholding of forced dues from paychecks.
Big Labor responded with unrestrained fury.
After the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected one spurious legal attack on the bill earlier this summer, Tuesday's election returns landed another blow against the union bosses' all-out assault to repeal Governor Walker's government-sector monopoly bargaining reforms.
Thanks to the mobilization of Right to Work supporters like you, Governor Walker did not back down this March in the face of teacher union "sick-outs," hysterical protests, and union-label Democrats in the State Senate fleeing the state to stall the debate.
Ultimately, the bill passed -- ending Big Labor's ability to force tens of thousands of state and local government workers to pay union dues just to get or keep a job.
And that threatened to hit the union bosses directly in the pocketbook.
But even Big Labor's high command knows that Right to Work is popular with the American voters. Poll after poll shows that 80 percent of Americans support the principle that no worker should be compelled to join or pay dues to a union to get or keep a job.
It's no wonder then, despite a $20 million campaign to recall supporters of the labor law reform bill, that Big Labor-backed challengers in the recall election were terrified to even mention the forced-dues issue.
The National Right to Work Committee blitzed the districts with three separate mailings totaling almost 200,000 pieces of mail, making sure constituents knew where each candidate stood on forced dues, and asking them to call the pro-forced unionism politicians and demand they change their ways.
The people of Wisconsin took care of the rest.
In the end, only two of the six Republicans lost, keeping Republicans in the majority of the State Senate. And two union-label Democrats still face recall challenges of their own next week.
The union hierarchy-backed candidate won in District 32, where Barack Obama, a forced-unionism proponent, overwhelmingly won in 2008 with 61 percent of vote.
The other incumbent who lost this week had been dogged by a tawdry infidelity scandal, yet his union-label opponent only scraped by with 51 percent of the vote -- hardly a rebuke of employee freedom.
And next week, incumbents Jim Holperin (D-12) and Robert Wirch (D-22) -- who opposed the government-sector Right to Work law -- face recall elections.
Back in March, instead of facing Wisconsin's budget crisis and standing up for workers, State Senators Holperin and Wirch stole a play from Big Labor and fled to Illinois to avoid voting on the labor law reform bill.
Their recall opponents, on the other hand, have each pledged 100 percent opposition to forced unionism.
If either of those races don't turn out Big Labor's way, rank-and-file workers in Wisconsin will have even more reason to question how union bosses are spending their forced-dues money.
One failed $20 million forced-dues campaign later, the case to end forced dues once and for all just got even stronger.
The National Right to Work Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to combating compulsory unionism through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to compulsory unionism and, at the same time, enlist public support for Right to Work legislation. The Committee's mailing address is 8001 Braddock Road, Springfield, Virginia 22160. The Committee can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-325-7892. Its web address is http://nrtwc.org/
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