Americans for Prosperity criticized for holding Right to Work event at country club
Caroline MacGregor March 6, 2013 | WGVU
for Prosperity is holding the Right to Work event tonight at the Blythefield
Country Club in Belmont. The event is scheduled three weeks before the state’s
new RTW law is scheduled to take effect on March 28th.
Right-to-work stops workers from having to pay union membership
dues if they don’t wish to. In December thousands of people demonstrated
outside the state Capitol in protest as lawmakers voted on the issue.
Democratic State Rep. Brandon Dillon of Grand Rapids calls Americans for Prosperity hypocritical
for hosting the event at a club that that people have to pay to become members
to enjoy the club's benefits.
AFP Michigan Director Scott Hagerstrom calls the location a great illustration
of how it would be wrong for the Blythefield Country Club to make people pay dues
to become members in the same way it is wrong to force people to join a union
and pay membership dues.
says the two issues are different.
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