The Detroit News Op-ed: Stabenow cosponsors bills that help unions, but harm worker freedom

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:00pm
By Glenn Spencer, Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division

If you watch TV or listen to the radio, it is clear that campaign season is upon us. Not only does this bring an onslaught of political ads, but it also means that elected officials in Washington, DC, will start introducing legislation intended to energize their supporters.

This year is no exception, and just recently, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Sen. Patty Murray D-Washington, introduced a pair of bills to do exactly that. Contrary to their lofty-sounding names—the Workplace Democracy Act and the Workers’ Freedom to Negotiate Act, respectively—the bills have nothing to do with democracy or freedom. In fact, among other things, both would strip away Michigan’s right-to-work status, which protects workers from paying unwanted union dues... Read more...