Wednesday, May 20, 2009
McAuliffe Brags About Discriminating Against Non Union Workers
In his quest for union support, Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe boasted in the final debate of the primary season that he had created jobs in Florida and hired all unionized workers in an apparent violation of that state's right-to-work law. Florida, Virginia and twenty other states have laws that prohibit compulsory union membership as a condition of employment. To require union membership as a prerequisite for a job would be discriminatory against non-union applicants.
At the debate McAuliffe stated:
"I've gone into states like Florida -- right-to-work," McAuliffe said yesterday in a debate hosted by the Washington Post and News Channel 8 at Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus."And hired all union workers."