Ohio union group offensively compares passage of Michigan right-to-work law to Pearl Harbor

There’s always one high profile person or organization who obnoxiously takes advantage of the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor to push a an offensive self-serving message. Last year, it was then Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. The year before that, it was also . . . Newt Gingrich. Having been on a twitter hiatus for the last for the last several days, though, the former Speaker of the House left claim to the day of infamy wide open, and pro-union group We are Ohio swooped right in.

 

 

The group posted a graphic comparing the passage of a right-to-work law by the Republican legislature in border state Michigan to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor not one, but three times, on its Facebook today to show its outrage. The law passed in Michigan Thursday will weaken unions’ ability to coerce non-union members into becoming a part of a business or field’s respective union in order to get hired or not get fired. Current union contracts are exempt from the law, however, as are police and fire unions.

According to We are Ohio’s website, the group opposes any right-to-work legislation because it “takes away the professional voices of those we trust,” including teachers and nurses. This is categorically false, as right to work legislation does not ban unions, it merely gives workers who do not wish to be part of a union the ability to abstain from paying union dues and participating in union activities.

“It is unfair because it lets a small number of workers game the system and cheat by not paying their fair share dues at the expense of employees who work hard and play by the rules,” the website claims. By “game the system and cheat” it presumably means ‘exercise their Constitutionally guaranteed right of freedom of association, which includes the right to not associate with a group.’ And the “rules” it refers to are those put forth by unions, who are apparently in charge of businesses and governments these days.

Union ‘rights’ have been a hot topic in 2011, causing turmoil in the legislatures of multiple Great Lakes states, including Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan, but whether someone is pro- or anti-union, the comparison to of the debate over right-to-work laws to Pearl Harbor is plainly offensive and disrespectful to the families of those men and women who unexpectedly lost their lives that terrible day in 1941.

(h/t Media Trackers)

 

Comments

4 Responses to “Ohio union group offensively compares passage of Michigan right-to-work law to Pearl Harbor”

  1. Spurwing Plover says:

    Unions are currupting america time to tell them to GO AWAY

  2. stopthemorons says:

    Not surprised that the union would stoop so low as to campaign against the “Right to Work” issue while comparing it to Pearl Harbor. Heros died in an attack that will always be remembered. For the union to do this proves without doubt that the union folks that decided to do this are the most stupid, igno rant, moronic and un-American self-serving folks I’ve come across in awhile.

    The article says that the union was outraged at Michigan for passing the law does not know my outrage that I have for their disloyalty and un-American actions.

  3. Danny Lewis says:

    If unions weren’t cash-cows for the Democrats I’d support them.

  4. LibLieExposer says:

    Unions are the religion of the left and union halls are their churches. If it’s a violation of the so-called “separation of church and state” for public schools to have Christmas celebrations because non-believers might be offended by the participation by the school, then it’s a violation of MY rights by forcing me to participate in a union if I want to work and not belong to a union. It’s state-sanctioned extortion to be forced into a union.

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