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Another promise to push right to work laws and more states they scored a major victory against unions in Michigan this week.
-- state becoming the 24 right to work state in the nation.
The -- essentially allows workers to opt out of paying union dues -- -- and if they're not in the union.
Stephen Moore senior economics -- Wall Street Journal Steve good morning to you I've -- a -- who who would be next -- possible Max.
Well you know there's a number of states that are neighbors to have a Michigan that are really looking at this legislation I'll I'll name a few -- you go up Pennsylvania.
Ohio West Virginia states like that that are competing against southern states remember.
A lot of the jobs and a lot in the manufacturing has move from the midwest the kind of Rust Belt of America.
For the south in part because those southern states are right to work and I can I just mention one other thing -- -- about this issue that's important.
There's been so much misinformation about what it means to be -- right to work state I just want -- Viewers to know this that.
If you're right to work -- -- does not ban union spell it simply means that workers who work for unionized company.
Have that right as an individual to either join a union or not so it does not -- union -- the -- To be even more specific if you're not a member of the union in Michigan you required to pay union dues.
That's this law you're no longer required news for something new -- -- -- service for anyway not a -- so everyone out there.
That's right so every worker has the right either paid -- the union dues or not -- and it really I think it's a it's almost a civil liberties issue and one hour we're gonna take this over the democratic lawmaker in Michigan is none too happy about it.
And I do you predict that within ten years.
All -- fifteen states.
What have the same new law that Michigan -- explain.
I do bell and the reason is that the dominoes are falling now and I think as you've seen what's happened in Michigan and by the way who would've ever thought this would happen in Michigan the birthplace.
Of unionism in America I think you're gonna see more and more pressure especially in states that have Republican legislature's -- To do this and I predict that within ten years -- only be about twelve to fifteen states laughed.
That -- right to work and that's just gonna because of basic economics that they want to retain their factories and jobs they're gonna have to be right to work remember him about it Michigan's -- jobs -- and Indiana sent him and no question about Iraq.
And -- so I think there's a Republican governor Tom Corbett he says it won't happen in his state.
Well you know -- -- that's what they were -- in Michigan if you would -- the people Michigan a year or two ago was -- ever be right to work -- -- -- said in a -- never happen in our -- -- it is happening and I just think as more states become right to work that you get these isolated states that have forced unionism and it's not gonna work for Iraq is gonna make the point about -- that famous incidents about a year or two ago when Boeing moved their facility.
Out of Washington State to South Carolina and there was all this opposition to doing that.
One of the reasons Boeing moved to South Carolina with that big plant hundreds of workers was because South Carolina is a right to work -- in the state of Washington where they were going to make news history weren't -- -- -- and 87 is union and we saw the fight ensued after that.
After watching the pictures in Michigan's -- if you're a politician you have to have a strong spine.
To push this you -- How many do no doubt about it no doubt about it by the way I really want to tip my hat to that the people there.
The legislature in Michigan who stood up to that.
-- union thugs who were using violence as a way to prevent this I saw earlier around boxing out speaker of the house there in Michigan -- by the way a real hero.
I think in that state -- you out there's going to be you know you showed those scenes of some bought -- where was it in the East Europe.
I mean we're we're seeing about it and not Lansing Michigan right now in your you'll see -- fierce opposition.
By the union's -- to get a yes I will have a rugged and picked it up next hour get with a -- that I just mentioned one fine point on this yeah do you believe once you go right to work you -- got to go back.
That's right but if -- -- straight.
They well but you know what I guarantee you it's not gonna happen because once you've given this kind of liberty to workers very hard to make the case to take it away from them.
Stephen Moore thank you.
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