Watch Rep. Ellison Admit Right-To-Work States Attract Business

Eric Scheiner | March 8, 2018
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Rep. Keith Ellison has delivered a backhanded compliment to right-to-work states, he has openly realized businesses want to move to them.

In a video posted on Twitter, Ellison discusses the Electrolux facility that’s departing his state of Minnesota, “They’re moving to South Carolina because in South Carolina they have a right-to-work state.” True Keith, because right-to-work states are attractive.

Right-to-work laws prohibit labor unions and employers from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment. So employees who work at a unionized workplace and do not support the union, its political activities, or do not want to be part of the union can opt out of paying dues.

Or as Rep. Ellison views it, right-to-work, “simply means their right to organize into a union is much weaker, and the company can take more money from the workers.”

Ellison doesn’t mention a good portion of the dues given to unions tend to end up in the coffers of Democrats, like, say, Rep. Keith Ellison, or that many studies show that right-to-work states tend to have lower unemployment.

Ellison’s concerns about who has the money in the U.S. are well documented however, like the time in 2013 when he told a gathering of progressives, “there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.”

Yeah. That’s the problem. Sure.


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