Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mitt Romney loathes unions

What's disgusting?
As if his history of buying companies and firing workers isn't bad enough, Mitt Romney is attacking unions in his campaign for president. He supports Koch whore Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio's SB5, Boeing's union busting and right-to-work to destroy unions.

Here's John Logan, a San Francisco State University professor:
And despite his claims about having the interests of American workers at heart, he is virulently anti-union. At Republican gatherings, Romney frequently proclaims his anti-labor positions, especially with regard to public sector collective bargaining, right-to-work laws, and the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) complaint against Boeing.
Romney has embraced the state-level GOP crusade against public sector bargaining. When Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed into law a bill outlawing public sector bargaining, Romney applauded his effort to "do what's necessary to rein in out-of-control public sector pay and benefits." He also supports Ohio’s sweeping anti-bargaining legislation, which is now on hold until a referendum in November. Yet the Wisconsin and Ohio legislation has nothing to do with financial prudence – lawmakers in other states have negotiated lower costs without eliminating basic labor rights– and everything to do with a power grab against one of the Democrats’ key constituencies.
He appointed union-busting "labor advisors" and uses the standard "labor stooges" and "union bosses" rhetoric.  He promised to ban union dues as political contributions.

Romney sounds a lot like union-busters Scott Walker, John Kasich and Rick Scott, all of whom are failing miserably at creating jobs in their states.