Labor Leader Twists Facts in Anti-Initiative Campaign

In today’s Face the State report, at least one Colorado labor union leader is twisting numbers to recruit allies in their attack on a proposal that would “protect a worker’s right to choose whether or not to join or pay fees to a union as a condition of employment.” This kind of statistical manipulation would make Media Matters proud.

The rightness of Aurora city councilperson Ryan Frazier’s cause is one thing, but the realities of deep union coffers suggest that passing a statewide Right-to-Work ballot initiative in 2008 figures to be an uphill battle. The question is whether defenders of freedom will let the truth become victimized in the political arena. I hope not.

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