Don't think for a second that just because you live in Washington State where union density is relatively high, that big business and corporate-backed politicians won't try to snatch away your collective bargaining rights or introduce so-called "right-to-work" legislation that is designed to destroy unions.
Just this past May, Sen. Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) introduced a bill that would have made Washington the 25th right-to-work state (SB 5935).
Thankfully, the bill died last session in Olympia, but the future for workers in Washington State remains uncertain.
If the political landscape were to shift slightly, the same assaults on workers' rights that caused massive protests of working people and their unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere will take place right here in our own backyard.
Don't be fooled - right-to-work is mandated union-busting, pure and simple. Workers living in right-to-work states earn about $1,500 less per year than workers in states without these laws.
Workers in right-to-work states are also less likely to have health insurance.
So don't let right-to-work take a foothold in our state. Spread the word!
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