Sunday, January 18, 2015

Union bosses claim right-to-work kills

By Jason Hart January 15, 2015

Workers with the freedom to opt out of paying union bosses are more likely to die on the job, according to one of the nation’s largest labor unions.

AFSCME-facebook-rtw-2015-01-04Right-to-work laws preventing mandatory union dues are already on the books in 24 states, and are being considered in forced-unionism states including New Mexico, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Missouri.

The Washington, D.C., headquarters of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees posted a graphic to its official Facebook page and Twitter feed Jan. 4 claiming there are 51 percent more workplace fatalities “in RTW states where unions can’t speak up on behalf of workers.”

AFSCME pushed the graphic to its 23,000 Twitter followers again every day from Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, and shared it with the union’s 103,000 Facebook fans a second time on Jan. 6.  Read More…

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