Pushing aside political reticence, and completing the task which had initiated in Wisconsin in 2011, Governor Scott Walker has signed into law the Freedom to Work Act, and made the Dairy State the 25th right to work state.
Walker’s latest policy reform costs nothing, and advances the liberty and opportunity for individual workers who struggle to make ends meet in a down economy overwhelmed with regressive regulations, burdensome taxes, and inane mandates.
Right-to-work is pro-liberty, protecting not only a man’s livelihood, but preventing labor associations from taking his hard-earned money and spending the funds on candidates and causes, whether he supports them or not, and even if they are against his better interests. For example, the United Food and Commercial Workers brokered a backroom deal with the grocery associations in Sacramento, California to ban plastic bags in the Golden State. This is Big Labor-Big Business cronyism at its worst, hurting hard-working Americans who will face another tax at the grocery store or adjust to the inconvenience of having no bags to carry their purchases.
Thomas Jefferson, one of many Founding Fathers whom Walker fondly references, damned such forced contributions:
"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical."
Walker’s action is an inspiration to millions across the country, including individual employees forced into union membership in order to stay employed, who resent bullying labor unions not representing their best interests, all under the pretense of helping “Working Man”.