Jon Stewart: ‘Right-to-work’ like strip bars calling themselves gentlemen’s clubs

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 23:53 EDT
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On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart reviewed the controversy in Michigan over a new union busting law.

Stewart observed that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder had described “right-to-work” laws as a “divisive” issue nearly a year ago, yet publicly supported the law this month. Today, Snyder signed “right-to-work” legislation into law only hours after it had been passed by the Michigan legislature.

While the new law sounded like something that would strengthen unions, Stewart described it as destroying “the only leverage unions have to stay afloat.”

“So it is really a right to work around the union for the corporation,” he remarked. “It is one of those things that are actually named for the opposite of the thing they do, like strip bars call themselves gentlemen’s clubs or the TV network dedicated to making us stupider is called The Learning Channel or a TV show that only airs four days a week that calls itself a Daily Show.”

Watch video, as aired Tuesday on Comedy Central, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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