Obama: Bargaining Rights Are the “Fundamental Right” of Every American …(What?)


(Marc Chamot)

In his Labor Day announcement today Barack Obama said that bargaining rights are the fundamental right of every American.
What is he talking about?
From the White House website:

I am committed to preserving the collective bargaining rights that helped build the greatest middle class the world has ever known. It is the fundamental right of every American to have a voice on the job, and a chance to negotiate for fair pay, safe working conditions, and a secure retirement. When we uphold these basic principles, our middle class grows and everybody prospers.

Since when is it the right of an employee to go and demand higher wages from their employer?
What nonsense.
You can tell this guy never worked in the private sector.

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