A Democratic state senator said that the sexism of union workers is to blame for Missouri’s passage of right to work.Nothing else explains it, eh, Jamilah?
The Republican-controlled state Senate voted 21-12 on Thursday to ban coercive unionism. Missouri is on the verge of becoming the 28th right-to-work state, as newly elected GOP Gov. Eric Greitens has pledged to sign the legislation, which prohibits businesses from making union membership a condition for employment.
The swiftness of the bill’s passage in the statehouse angered state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D.), who took to the Senate floor to blame union workers for giving Republicans control of the state. Nasheed said that the GOP sweep of in the gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, and presidential races reflected that male union members “don’t like a woman ruling the world.”
Republicans have been, are, and hopefully always will be the party of individual freedom. The choice not to join or financially support a union, currently a right in a majority of states, will hopefully some day be a right all Americans--men and women, Jamilah--can enjoy.