Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is in full 2020 campaign mode, now making an obvious overture to America’s unions with her attack on federal right-to-work laws, which have been adopted by 26 states. “Right-to-work” laws give workers the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union. Ironically, Harris pitched the proposal in the name of worker freedom despite the heavy Leftist political agenda of most labor unions that bankroll Democratic candidates. It’s worth noting that just last year in Janus v. AFSCME (2018) the Supreme Court ruled “no government employee can be fired for refusing to financially support a union.”
Here’s more from PJ Media…
On Saturday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) advocated a federal ban on right-to-work laws, which have been adopted by 26 states. These important laws give workers the choice of whether or not to join or pay dues or fees to the labor union that ostensibly represents them. These unions often have political stances that do not represent their workers, so the ability to opt out of paying or joining them is important for workers’ First Amendment rights.
Yet on Saturday, Harris advocated forced union membership for workers, in the name of worker freedom. George Orwell would be proud.
Speaking at a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) event on Saturday, Harris warned that “the barriers to organized labor being able to organize and strike are something that have grown over a period of time and we need to address that” through both laws and the “bully pulpit.”