File this in the "I wish I was making this stuff up, but it’s really true" file.
According to the Mexican Labor Ministry, the State of North Carolina is violating International Law and NAFTA by not repealing its statute (G.S. 95-98) which prohibits public employees from collective bargaining rights. And they have sent a complaint letter!
Oh boy, where do I begin on this…
First, MYOB. (There’s another letter that could be inserted between O and B, but I’ll keep it G-rated.)
Second, the idea that the Mexican government thinks for one second that the State of NC cares what it thinks regarding labor law is so ridiculous it’s almost hard to believe.
Third, this just shows how out of touch with reality the labor unions are that they think this is a good strategy to convince North Carolinians and North Carolina lawmakers to repeal the statute. Can you really see 61 NC House members voting to repeal G.S. 95-98 "because Mexico thinks we should?" Do the labor unions think this will sway the general public to join their fight?
Labor unions in this country have gone so far off the deep end to the left they are marginalizing themselves and their effectiveness. They have moved so far to the fringes of mainstream thinking that professed socialists may be able to run to their political right.