Friday, February 12, 2016
Soon, West Virginians will have the right to work
Soon, West Virginia. Soon.
On July 1, 2016, the people of West Virginia finally will have the right to hold a job without paying a union troll for that privilege.
The Republican Party voted to override Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, a career politician whose only real life job was running illegal gambling machines for his father, who went to prison for being a crooked sheriff.
Less than 7% of the private work force (people who do not work for the government) in America is unionized. That means that 93% of Americans have rejected this 19th century approach to labor-management relations.
Less than half the people of working age in West Virginia have a job.
Tomblin said this legislation will have little economic benefit.
That's better than the 82 years of Democratic control that gutted the state's economy. Voters finally wised up in 2014 and voted in their first Republican-led legislature since 1932. This year, the Governor's Mansion, state agriculture commissioner, auditor, secretary of state, and treasurer should swing Republican. Already have a Republican attorney general, and he just beat Obama in court over outlawing coal.