Napolitano On Right-To-Work: States Have Trampled Freedom To Associate
Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in on the right-to-work legislation in Michigan: "Right now in Michigan, if you are in certain industries ... you are forced to join the union. If you donâ€™t join the union, then the government forces your employer to deduct the equivalent of your union dues from your paycheck and give it to the union."
Napolitano explained that this impinges upon a personâ€™s First Amendment rights, and that the new legislation would allow workers to choose whether or not to give money to the unions. According to the First Amendment, Americans are guaranteed the freedom of association, and in turn, the freedom not to associate. â€śFor generations, the states have trampled this right. Now, the right is resurgent again.â€ť (via FOX News Insider)