Rep. Keith Ellison has delivered a backhanded compliment to right-to-work states, he has openly realized businesses want to move to them.
In a video posted on Twitter, Ellison discusses the Electrolux facility that’s departing his state of Minnesota, “They’re moving to South Carolina because in South Carolina they have a right-to-work state.” True Keith, because right-to-work states are attractive.
Right-to-work laws prohibit labor unions and employers from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment. So employees who work at a unionized workplace and do not support the union, its political activities, or do not want to be part of the union can opt out of paying dues.
.@ElectroluxUS plans to close their St. Cloud, Minnesota factory, displacing 1000 of their workers. Why? To chase non-union labor & tax cuts. I'm making an open appeal for them to reconsider. pic.twitter.com/PLJpNCraT4— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) March 2, 2018
Or as Rep. Ellison views it, right-to-work, “simply means their right to organize into a union is much weaker, and the company can take more money from the workers.”
Ellison doesn’t mention a good portion of the dues given to unions tend to end up in the coffers of Democrats, like, say, Rep. Keith Ellison, or that many studies show that right-to-work states tend to have lower unemployment.
Ellison’s concerns about who has the money in the U.S. are well documented however, like the time in 2013 when he told a gathering of progressives, “there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.”
Yeah. That’s the problem. Sure.