As most everyone is aware, Alabama is a “right to work” state, which basically means that the priorities of large companies and business owners are more important than the plight of workers. Conservatives are often the one’s who stand in opposition of the unionization of workers. Such was the case when Gov. Robert Bentley set about bringing the Golden Dragon Copper Tubing plant to Wilcox County.
Bentley and his administration paid a company about $165 million, and built them a road and a bridge, just to get them to move to Alabama.
Of course, Bentley touted Alabama’s “right to work” status as an obvious coup for the company. However, much to the king’s chagrin, employees at that company decided to join the United Steelworkers Union.