Reasons to override the Lynch veto on Right to Work continue to Mount. Yesterday–buried between the videos from the Steak Out–I asked how you could call yourself a Republican and be against right to work because forced unionization is an automatic funding mandate for the entire left wing agenda. How do you promote Republican principles while forcing others to finance people bent on their destruction. Workers deserve the choice to conscientiously object to that agenda and its affect on the nation.
As if to prove my point, in today’s Union Leader, we see another example of why workers need the freedom to shun union abuse and how Unions with deep pockets and national connections, try to pressure small towns. In March the town of Littleton decided it had to cut its budget. The economy being what it is who can blame them. The $745,000.00 dollar budget savings resulted in having to fire one police officer. According to the article, two days later the SEA, New Hampshire’s State Employee ASSociation called for a Boycott of 13 businesses in town that supported the reduction.
So trying to manage your town budget to keep spending within your means can result in the cry-baby Union using intimidation tactics on the local business community.
SEA President Diane Lacey is quoted as saying that the cuts are… “nothing more than their latest attempt to pit neighbor against neighbor so that businesses can profit.” But don’t police protect businesses as part of their patrol? This sounds more like a sacrifice on their part–taking more responsibility for their own property and interests for the benefit of the entire town. If anything, the Boycott is pitting neighbor against neighbor.
Bass Ackward Weft Lingers.
And to prove that point, again from the Union Leader…
The boycott led to the resignations of three SEA members from the Littleton area, The Caledonian Record reported in the spring. “I find it deplorable that I am forced to pay a portion of my salary as a condition of employment to an organization that spat in the face of a small town,” David Ezyk, a retired U.S. Marine major from Lancaster who worked for the state Department of Employment Security, told that paper.
This is exactly what I was talking about yesterday. If even one person is forced to decide between a job in a union shop and funding their agenda and that of the left, it is one too many. It’s not right, and it runs contrary to the very nature of New Hampshire itself. There is no freedom in forcing tribute or tax for the the sake of employment. In fact it sounds like discrimination if you ask me. New Hampshire Republicans cannot serve two masters here.
Right to Work provides the choice to fund the unions and the Democrat agenda, without it employees have no choice.