Pervasive ignorance on display:
As it happens, North Carolina is - and has long been, and with good reason - among the many states in the union that already have "right-to-work" laws on the books, which we wholeheartedly endorse. In other words, it is already the case that no one here can require an applicant to join a union as a condition of employment.
For the thousandth time, "right-to-work" laws have nothing to do with protecting workers, and everything to do with protecting management. And if you would pluck your head out of your ass for just a few seconds to ponder how this:
Furthermore, statistics show that North Carolina is already the least unionized of the 50 states, with a tiny 2.9 percent of its work force belonging to labor organizations.
Just may be partly responsible for NC's loss of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs over the last 4 decades or so, as the owners who had complete control over the fate of their industries decided to take the easy route and make their money importing cheap foreign-made furniture and textiles.
Our aversion to labor unions has done absolutely nothing to boost our economy, and our disregard for the rights of workers has systematically gutted our middle class. These are the results of institutionalized and corporate propaganda-inspired ignorance, and as long as the mainstream media continues to buy the bullshit and print stuff like this, we'll continue the slide into irrelevance.