Letter: Right to Work proposal is totally wrong

Sussex County, Delaware is known as a place where hard working people have lived, toiled, and eventually prospered since the first immigrants from Europe set foot on this soil in 1637.

I find it saddening that now we are seeing an effort to make that dream more difficult for our working families in 2017, and into the future.

Why would the men who we hired to represent us on our county council, want to force a new burden, directed by large outside interest groups, and funded from billionaires who do not know where either Lewes or Laurel are located, onto our good Sussex County workers?

I ask myself, “what events or concerns does this measure address”? I come up empty.

I can only think that these men who might decide to vote for this, would put political calculations ahead of good governing.

The so-called “Right to Work” ordinance appears to be nothing more than a means to suck up the life blood of dependable Sussex County men and women.

I heard some admit in testimony for the proposed ordinance last week, that this is a “Republican” issue!  But, this is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It is an issue that will damage our economy, separate us from the rest of our region, and hurt our hard-working Republican, Democrat, and Independent workers.

The women and men who work here, make Sussex County a great place to live, and for others, a lovely place to visit.  I urge you to add your voice.  Tell your council member to say “no” on this proposed ordinance.

Editor’s Note: Sam Deetz is a resident of Seaford, Delaware.

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