Shady TEApublicans Paul and McConnell Add National ‘Right to Work’ Amendment to ENDA Bill.
Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul stepped up to the plate on ENDA, today! The two have announced that they are fully in support of…attach
Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul stepped up to the plate on ENDA, today! The two have announced that they are fully in support of…attaching…Right to Work…language…to…the…bill.
ENDA, or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act represents true protection for the LGBT community in the workplace, protecting against discrimination based on perceived or actual gender identity or orientation. ENDA is supported by over 70% of Americans, including 81% of Democrats, 74% of Independents, and 66% of Republicans. Even among people who think gay people are icky, there is 50% support for ENDA. In other words, this one is a no-brainer.
With such wide public support, and strong support in Congress as well, nothing can screw up this chance for our LGBT brothers and sisters to be treated fairly in the workplace…right?
Determined to screw things up, Mitch “The Turtle” McConnell and Rand “Footnotes” Paul have proposed an amendment that would tack Right to Work language onto a bill designed to lessen workplace discrimination against a group of people who sorely need the protection.
Paul and McConnell’s illogical proposal would add language that prevents companies and labor unions from entering into contracts that require that all employees share the cost of collective bargaining (the Union fighting for workers’ rights).
Right to Work legislation significantly weakens unions by effectively draining funding away from them. Since all workers are not required to pay their fair share toward collective bargaining expenses (yet the Union is still required to fight for all workers), it increases members’ costs and –since Conservatives enjoy the claim that money is free speech — lessens the union’s ability to practice its First Amendment rights.
Watch McConnell poke his head out of his shell to lie shamelessly:
Read the full story by John Prager here at Americans Against The Tea Party