Bouchard: “People want to work. Let’s give them the Right to Work”
Oakland County – Mike Bouchard, Republican candidate for governor, on the heels of internal polling numbers showing him tied for first place is set to release his latest television ad, “Guess”, which begins Thursday morning and airs in an aggressive statewide broadcast and cable buy.
“Twenty two states have a right-to-work law and their unemployment rate is around eight-percent. In Michigan it’s 13.6-percent. Companies are going elsewhere and taking their jobs and our kids with them. That has to end,” Bouchard said. “Someone shouldn’t be forced to join a union to get a job. It’ll be my job as governor to create an environment that fosters job creation and prosperity. One way to do that is making Michigan a Right to Work state.”
“The union bosses and special interests may be upset, and will probably target me, but I’m ready and willing to take on the tough challenges to turn our state around,” Bouchard added.
Today, Bouchard met with local business and community leaders in Grand Rapids who all favored Michigan becoming a Right to Work state. Many cited the threat of unionization as having been injurious to the efforts of our state to compete for job creation and growth. Others praised Mike Bouchard for his leadership and willingness to stand up to the union bosses who have been a hindrance to business growth in Michigan. Bouchard is regarded as a top contender in Michigan’s Republican primary race for Governor and tied for first place with Congressman Hoekstra at 19%, according to internal polling. In Detroit, which comprises nearly half (46%) of the primary electorate, Mike Bouchard has a three-point advantage over the closest opponent (23% to 20%).
“I’ve looked at this issue extensively, spoken with many of the experts on the issue and consulted with several key leaders around the state. With the help and support of several economic experts and prominent leaders across the state, I’ll develop legislation to make Michigan a Right to Work state. If our efforts in the legislature fail, then we will propose a constitutional amendment and will put the issue on the ballot. We need to create jobs for this generation and the next. The time to act is now.” Bouchard concluded.
Mike Bouchard: Consider this.
Twenty-two states have a right-to-work law.
And guess what, their unemployment is around 8 percent.
Now guess where our jobs are going and our kids with them.
Workers shouldn’t be forced to join unions to get a job or have
money from their paychecks fund political action campaigns.
People want to work. Let’s give them the right to work.
You know, some say Michigan’s best days are behind us.
Let’s prove them wrong.