Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 01:19 PM PST
Tennessee Republicans want to target picket lines like this one.
“I feel like if that’s such a growing part of our economy, we need to take preemptive measures to make sure our businesses have the rights and protections they should be entitled to.” Violators would not be arrested, but they could receive citations. Opponents say the measure targets labor unions unconstitutionally, because it would not apply to political groups or other organizations.Isn't that perfect? Republican legislators want to preemptively give businesses rights and protections by creating a punishment for union activists that doesn't exist for others. That is ... pretty much the Republican Party's view of the rights of business owners vs. the rights of union members in a nutshell, actually.