Monday, April 7, 2008

Work-for-less liars accused of fraud

Surprise, surprise, huh?

In Colorado, the forces are greed are trying to organize a ballot initiative to pass a so-called "right-to-work" law. I call it a work-for-less law, because it guts union protections and causes workers to be paid less for their efforts. This effort is an act of political extortion, but this bullying (along with a generous dose of Election Day fraud) actually succeeded in passing an unconstitutional work-for-less law in Oklahoma a few years ago.

Now labor unions and groups representing the poor report that the Colorado drive is marred by fraud. They've filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State claiming that the right-to-scab law's petition organizers told folks they didn't have to be registered voters to sign the petition (a big no-no) and that they could sign it more than once (another big no-no).

The work-for-less law's organizers may be fined up to $500 and jailed for up to 6 months for these violations. Or they may have their petitions tossed out and be forced to start over - which would be uproarious, because the "right-to-work" gang deserves to have their efforts dashed to pieces just for being so greedy.

I don't think there are any major movements in America today that are as driven by corporate greed as the "right-to-work" (bowel) movement is.


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