Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Feminism, Right to Work, and Pass Me a Beer, Please
Anyway, I'm hungry, at work, and ready to go to the gym here in a minute, but I read something today that was rather shocking and fits in to my last two posts.
Know what that is? If you're an American, ironically, you do not. It's the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women. Every industrialized nation in the world, EXCEPT AMERICA, has signed on.
Then I heard Michigan just became a "Right to Work" state, which I call, a "Right to Live in Poverty" state.
Furthermore, what GIVES with employees who do NOT belong to a union the right to think that they can have the same benefits and pay as the guy right next to him, who works at the SAME place and BELONGS to the union and pays his/her dues? Hello?
On NPR, I heard people who are for this are for it because they think it brings more good paying companies/jobs to a state when they adopt this ruling.
South Dakota is a wonderful example of a state that is a "right to work," but one of the lowest paying states in the United States compared to all the other states. Thanks, South Dakota! Thanks, to our wonderfully, "always thinking of the little guy" far-right conservative, good-ol'-boy back slapping backwards asshats.
Especially west river. There are hardly ANY good paying jobs in western South Dakota. The few ones you see are usually government jobs.
People are idiots.
Have a good day.