Thursday, January 10, 2013

News-Leader on right to work: We're interested, but we don't have the guts to state an opinion

In one of the most gutless editorial stands of recent years, the Springfield News-Leader Editorial Board claims it is "interested" in right-to-work legislation, but won't take a stand on it:

While we question whether the state should move all the way to Right to Work, which would allow employees in union shops to gain the benefits of collective bargaining without having to pay union dues, we are interested in what Rep. Kevin Austin, R-Springfield, calls “Right to Work lite.” Austin and another Springfield Republican, Rep. Eric Burlison, have sponsored Paycheck Protection legislation, which prohibits unions from using dues for political purposes without permission from workers. It’s worth watching.
Talk about crawling out on a limb.

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