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Stop the presses Michigan's economic development group is pulling ads.
Having the state the right to work a lot it's trying to attract corporations to relocate their business in Michigan.
-- -- The Democrats and unions are viciously attacking this ad campaign saying that -- -- Michigan brand should not promote this controversial issue.
So should these ads be booted with me now as -- -- number eighty former chair at that.
-- -- -- Welcome back -- Hi Sandra how are you so -- -- you know it this this is the right work -- -- passed by governor Rick Snyder.
It's Steve Lott now why considering this controversial -- the Democrats can say.
Get that off the -- board shouldn't he be touting it it that was agreed that this would bring the best workers to the state.
-- absolutely Sandra -- this is anti democratic it censorship at it's worst form.
We think about it the did -- debate has been had the right war one and the -- should be taking advantage of it.
Right to work states create more jobs Michigan desperately needs more -- more jobs its unemployment rate is eight point 9%.
Detroit alone is just under 14%.
The more workers you have -- that the more war there's a unions will have to organize.
-- -- -- this is that you have because you also and not you're not just promoting people to come worked very here promoting the business is still landed there.
May be coming outside of Chicago -- -- of the surrounding city.
That's that's absolutely right -- you know Mitch Daniels said when Indiana passed its right to work law that his phone was ringing off the hook.
From employers who are interested in coming to Indiana well the same thing can happen to Michigan.
And again the union should take advantage of it not try to hide -- Re like many of the other states were looking at a map and Michigan is one of the very few Indian nor -- -- -- or midwest states I should say.
That actually has a right to work as -- it a lot of the southern states obviously had been living by this and I she wanna mention the unemployment rate.
In the right to work states is a much much lower were talking about seven point 3%.
In the 24 right to work states -- vs eight point 1%.
In mean not get right to work state so this is not isn't proving to be affected but they're getting they're waving at the pull this.
Off the billboards.
Well I don't think they should get the way I really think the state in the governor should stand up to them I think they should run these ads you no -- the one of the messages descends from organized labor is they don't care about jobs they only care about union jobs.
Are they trying to prevent the right to work law from being the success which it may well be in Michigan.
Yes it in in really they add that we're talking about here from any Michigan economic development court.
Dollars right which is pennies when you look at what this could potentially do for the state.
-- -- you're absolutely correct to hand there's no reason why they should do it.
This is typical left wing -- -- And then -- so -- -- jump and that should give the other side of the story.
-- -- critics of the right to work they're saying that it suppresses wages at these workers at the mercy of employers.
But once again I go back to the facts and that is that he unemployment numbers -- the right to work state.
Are much back.
You know that you did it there are statistics that a -- abound.
But the fact of the matter is that although they often say this is the right to work for less there is no statistic really supporting that.
And the fact of the matter is even if there was a little bit about differential in salary wouldn't you want more jobs but once again.
They are comparing apples to oranges you can't compare the more unionized north.
To the south which is -- less unionized but has a much lower cost of living.
Well you know hey it's gonna be it's obviously a battle that the Democrats are winning right now.
But at the you know the state the state has all the right in the world to run with this that you think that they're gonna shy away from it because of the criticism Peter.
You know I have no inside information.
I think I would stand up -- I would say one thing I think I may add to and it.
To the add one statement that the state of Michigan not only protects workers' rights to choose a union it protects workers' rights not to be a member of the union.
That may provide a bit of balance which may satisfy the opposition are -- you've got the last word Peter shopper thanks for joining us tonight.
Thank you very much.
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