Welcome to National Right to Work. I’m Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.
I’d like to take a moment to give you a brief overview of the National Right to Work organizations — groups that are so critical to holding the line against the overwhelming forced unionism power grabs underway in Washington, DC and growing the worker freedom movement from coast to coast.
But don’t take our word for it.
When asked about efforts to roll back Big Labor’s forced unionism privileges, Teamster President James Hoffa fumed that “Leading the charge is National Right to Work.”
President Barack Obama has repeatedly paid back the union bosses who spent over a billion dollars to elect him and other forced unionism proponents in 2008, and he has made it clear he will continue to do in his second term.
In fact, one of first acts after being re-elected was to invite Organized Labor’s top bosses to the White House for a closed doors meeting to discuss their goals for his second term.
Over the past several years, the White House has been anything but shy about extending sweetheart deals and special privileges to Big Labor —
— from gutting the Department of Labor division responsible for policing union corruption and basic transparency standards
. . . to rolling back union financial disclosure rules
. . . to installing key union boss cronies in important roles in the judiciary and federal agencies.
With the help of concerned citizens like you, in the last few years the National Right to Work Committee led the fight to defeat Big Labor legislation designed to undermine secret ballots in union elections and the federal drive to forcibly unionize policemen and firefighters across the country.
But these victories were hard fought, and Big Labor’s massive political operation shows no sign of slowing down. Despite a stinging rebuke from voters in the 2010 midterms, union politicos have shifted their strategy to under-the-table bureaucratic power grabs in an effort to avoid new Congressional oversight. And with a divided Congress, I expect even more Executive branch power grabs in the next few years.
With all these payoffs to Big Labor, it’s urgent for concerned citizens like you and me to fight back. That’s where the National Right to Work organizations come in.
The National Right to Work Committee, established in 1955, is a 2.6 million member, nonprofit, nonpartisan citizens’ organization dedicated to the principle that all Americans must have the right to join a union if they choose to, but none should ever be forced to affiliate with or pay money to a union in order to get or keep a job.
The National Right to Work Committee combats compulsory unionism through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to compulsory unionism and enlist public support for Right to Work legislation.
By supporting the National Right to Work Committee, you and millions of other citizens have a real impact in the fight against compulsory unionism. In 2010, concerned supporters like you were able to stop several Big Labor power grabs by getting involved in the legislative process through the Committee’s programs.
Top AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka has promised that Big Labor’s “Card Check” bill will be at the top of the agenda in 2013 — and he will use his forced-dues-backed political war chest to defeat any member of Congress who stands in his way in 2014.
The National Right to Work Committee has developed a plan to stop the union bosses’ agenda dead in its tracks. And the Committee is working to force a vote on a National Right to Work Act, a bill that would make it illegal to compel workers to join or pay dues to a union just to keep a job.
The Committee also plans to push forward with state Right to Work laws across the country, challenging union bosses in places like Montana, New Hampshire, Missouri, and Kentucky. In fact, in 2012, Indiana and Michigan became the 23rd and 24th Right to Work states in the country.
Your contributions will help the Committee run massive Internet, mail, and phone programs that generate waves of grassroots pressure.
This simple but powerful approach has proven successful in countless fights against compulsory unionism.
While the Committee focuses on Right to Work legislation here in Washington, D.C. and across the country, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation fights Big Labor in the courts and the federal labor bureaucracy and provides free legal aid to victimized employees….