Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., joins “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer to react to news that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work legislation into law in Michigan.
“If people can freeload and not pay their fair share, there will be less of a resource for the union to represent people,” Levin says. “We’ll go back to the time when there was no voice in the workplace.”
“[Right-to-work legislation] puts a premium on people fighting among themselves within a bargaining unit, and then they fight against the employer,” Levin says. “It’s 180 degrees in the wrong direction for the middle class of America and for harmonious labor relations. This is a tragic day in the history of the labor movement — more importantly, in the history of Michigan.”