The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

“Right to Work” Is a Lie

Dec 10, 2012

Promoters of “right to work” laws all push one idea: that “right to work” is somehow connected to creating jobs. They are liars, well-paid liars.

There are more than 800,000 unemployed workers in Michigan. About 256,000 have lost their jobs within the last six months. All the rest have been unemployed more than six months, including about 375,000 who have lost hope and given up looking. If a “right to work” meant anything, these 800,000 workers would have jobs as soon as the bill passes!

But, no such thing. “Right to work” in a billionaire’s mind means, “I want the right to work you however I want.” Or to leave you just as jobless as you were.