Saturday, September 24, 2011

Let's get the facts straight about the right to work for less.

"Proponents of a right-to-work law in Michigan suggest that it would increase job growth and incomes in the state... These assertions appear to be based, in large part, on information supplied by advocates in the National Right to Work Committee, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and other anti-union organizations"   

No surprise there.

Lets look at what the Education Policy Institute (EPI), an independent research group, says about Right to Work.

EPI released ‘RIGHT TO WORK’: The wrong answer for Michigan’s economy this week by Dr. Gordon Lafer.

As Michigan seeks to recover from the Great Recession while addressing the additional problems generated by contraction in the auto industry, some advocates are promoting the idea that the state’s economy can be turned around through adoption of a “right-to-work” law.

Large sums of money have been devoted to backing so-called “right-to-work” bills in numerous state legislatures. Lobbyists for these misleadingly named laws claim that they significantly improve both job growth and the wages people earn. The evidence shows that these claims are completely without scientific foundation.

 "The most rigorous scientific analysis shows the exact opposite is true."

Rep. Mike Shirkey,  Sen. Randy Richardville, ultra-conservative Republicans , and highly organized elements of the corporate world want to experiment on teachers before they unleash it on the rest of the middle class. They want to fire you and allow private companies to take over public schools! Contact your legislator NOW!!  You know this is an insane idea when the Michgan Association of School Boards (MASB) and Michigan Association of Secondary Administrators (MASA) opposes this and other anti-education bills out there.

Contact Richardville, MacMaster, Walker, and Foster and demand they stop this idiocy NOW ! 

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