June 01, 2012 | 10:47 AM
Why is being in a right to work state a good thing? Simple, this isn't the good ol' days where a company had no options but to give in to union threats. Thanks to technology, a company can just about anywhere and still maintain service levels and customer bases.
If a company is looking to move or expand, just where do you think they'll likely look first, a state that supports business and offers a friendly business climate or one where they risk some union mouth-breather coming in and trying to run the show?
In a free market, prospering business creates jobs. The more businesses that prosper, the more jobs created. The more job openings, the more wages go up for people with skills. There's no need for some glorified mobster union to "negotiate" compensation when you have a booming economy and a climate that promotes job growth.
Just one last question? If unions are so great and such a benefit to the employee, why have the public unions in Wisconsin seen such a dramatic drop in membership in the last year? If they were all that and a bag of chips, wouldn't these people be more than willing to pay dues and stay with the union?