Rebrand it: the real “right to work” is full employment

full-employment-is-the-true-right-to-workLet’s turn the tables on conservatives and their powerful corporate donors who love to talk about “right-to-work,” which is just clever branding of anti-worker, anti-union policies.

The real “right-to-work” would be full employment—a good job with decent pay and benefits for everyone who wants one.

So when “right to work” is mentioned in praise of a proposal to undercut workers or unions, remind folks what that phrase should really mean—full employment—and how right-wing messaging is used to create political cover for giving CEOs more power at the expense of janitors and waitresses.

For general resources about this topic, see Economic Policy Institute; Center for American Progress; Center for Economic Policy Research; AFL-CIO; and AFSCME.