Speaking at a Daimler AG plant in Redford, Michigan, President Obama said a controversial anti-union 'right to work' law passed by the Republican-controlled Michigan State Legislature was a “right to work for less money” (video below).
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has vowed to sign the bill, reports RawStory.com.
Obama said: “What we shouldn’t be doing is taking away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. These so-called right to work laws, they don’t have anything to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics.”
“What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. America’s not going to compete based on low skill, low wage, no workers rights. That’s not our competitive advantage. There’s always going to be some other country that can treat it’s workers even worse.”
“So, we’ve got to get passed this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics. That actually leads to less certainty, more conflict and we can’t all focus on coming together to grow.”
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