The following article is from Working For Change.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
The Denver Post's resident "me first, everyone else be damned"
conservative David Harsanyi does his best stenographer routine today,
using his column to promote Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frasier's (R)
so-called "right to work" ballot initiative which proposes to force
unions to collectively bargain for workers who refuse to contribute to
the union. The column
is wonderful in both its stylistic banality and copy-and-pasted flavor
- it has been written an infinite number of times by an infinite number
of right-wing parrots over an infinite number of years. This makes it a
terrific sample specimen to help us dissect all the core fallacies of
the overarching "right to work" ideology - an ideology that at its core
is aimed at ending the labor movement.
So without further delay, let's dive right in.
The double standard
Harsanyi starts out by saying it is supposedly a horrible and
unprecedented atrocity when unions use the resources its members
contribute collectively for political activities which some of its
members may or may not support. This, we are led to believe, is unique
to unions. Yet, there is no mention that that's precisely what happens
when you are a shareholder of a company...
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