What Martin Luther King Had To Say About ‘Right To Work’

Unions and progressives in several states have had to battle legislation about this for a long time. Michigan is the latest, where the lame-duck Republican legislature just stuck it to the working people as hard as possible before the new legislature takes over, and before the Republican Party tears itself to pieces. Groups such as “Americans For Prosperity” and “The Mackinac Center” have spent millions in Michigan to get it passed, and due to severe pressure from these anti-worker groups, Republican Governor Rick Snyder did an about-face from his official public position on this legislation, and will sign it into law, possibly as soon as Tuesday.

Martin Luther King, Jr. saw these efforts for just what they were back in 1961, and he was strongly opposed to so-called “Right To Work” even then.