President Barack Obama's disastrous record on worker freedom speaks for itself, but even he can stumble onto the truth.
The battle over Right to Work laws is "about politics," Obama told a crowd of AFL-CIO union operatives this week. He's right. The battle for employee freedom IS about politics.
Union bosses -- unlike any other private group -- enjoy the special privilege under federal law to spend other people's money on politics -- and even demand workers be fired for refusing to pay.
That's why Wisconsin and Indiana union bosses are desperate to undo Right to Work laws that take away that power.
You see, union officials' self-reported numbers reveal they've spent over $2.4 BILLION on politics during the last two election cycles just from union coffers funded primarily by dues paid by workers who would be fired if they didn't pay up.
With the election season in high gear, all the early signs indicate that the Big Labor bosses are ramping up their biggest forced-dues political spending blitz in history.
Politicians like Barack Obama benefit from this corruption of the political process, and the Obama Administration has returned the favor by ramming through one power grab after another through the federal bureaucracy expanding union bosses' power over rank-and-file workers.
I hope you understand what a profound threat we face this year. I'm particularly concerned about the prospect of Big Labor's forced-dues political machine targeting Right to Work supporters in key races next November.
Your National Right to Work Foundation is uniquely prepared to spring into action immediately to stop Big Labor's illegal use of forced-dues cash to advance its political agenda.
With the continued support of concerned citizens like you, the Foundation must gird for battle right now and be ready to:
- Prosecute cases against union activists who illegally seize and spend forced-dues money to get their cronies elected and to lobby Congress and state legislatures for bigger government, higher taxes, or more forced unionism privileges.
- Protect popular state Right to Work laws that make union affiliation voluntary in 23 states. Union bosses are mounting end runs around these laws, and they may try to wipe them completely off the map by repealing Section 14(b) of the federal Taft-Hartley Act.
- Expose Big Labor's misdeeds. Every time Foundation attorneys file charges against union bosses for breaking the law, misappropriating union dues, or instigating violence against workers, the Foundation hammers the union bosses in the press for their ugly abuses.
In 2012, with union bosses mounting their largest forced-dues political effort in history, the Foundation must fight back with lawsuits, NLRB charges, FEC complaints, exposure in the media...on every possible front.
But we can't do it without your continued support.
P.S. The Foundation relies completely on voluntary contributions from its supporters to provide free legal aid.
If you can, please chip in with a tax-deductible contribution of $10 or more today to support the Foundation's programs.