Barbara Comstock, GOP candidate for Delegate in the 34th District

Barbara Comstock, GOP candidate for Delegate in the 34th District

Barbara Comstock, the GOP’s excellent candidate for Delegate in the 34th District, has a great op-ed in this morning’s DC Examiner.  She takes the Democrats to task for their support of Card Check, and the threat it poses to Virginia’s business-friendly climate.  She notes the importance of Virginia’s right-to-work laws, and she nails the Dems in the state legislature for killing the constitutional amendment that would have enshrined right-to-work in the Virginia Constitution.

And, critically, this is an issue on which there is bipartisan consensus — in favor of right-to-work:

Recently, Vice President Joe Biden told the AFL-CIO leadership that he supported EFCA and understands that “you go home with them that brung you to the dance…you all brought me to the dance a long time ago.” He continued: “The fact of the matter is …you can’t have a middle class without a strong labor movement.” 
 
This is a thesis Northern Virginia’s business community proves false every day. The Virginia Chamber, the Virginia chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and a bipartisan coalition of Virginia businesses and employees strongly oppose this job killing bill.
 
Their sound position is backed up by a recent economic study, by Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar that found that for every 3 percentage points gained in union membership through Card Check and mandatory arbitration, a 1 percentage point rise in the unemployment rate follows.
 
Virginia has lower unemployment than the national average, but job losses are growing here by the day. Is a payoff to Big Babor bosses nationally worth risking the jobs of hard-working Virginians?
 
A bipartisan coalition of Virginians has a very different 21st century vision for economic recovery. Our business-friendly, win/win, private sector approach provides good middle class and high paying professional private sector jobs, as well as healthy private/public partnerships with federal employees.”