Monday, May 19, 2014

State Legislation Designed To Limit Low Wage Worker Rights And Compensation

This article provides a long list of legislation in Republican controlled states that puts workers at a disadvantage relative to their employers.  This effort is supported by a wide range of conservative lobby groups.  It is also part of the ALEC program which focuses on changes at the state level that support conservative causes.  We often talk about the super rich who own most of our capital and how this affects inequality.  Small business owners are not super rich capitalists, but the legislation that they support enriches them at the expense of low wage workers.  Its not surprising that small business owners are predominantly Republican.  Being pro-business means being anti-labor in the Republican Party. 

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