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Is Right-to-Work: Protecting workers or UNION-Busting??!!

BlueRepublican 2012/06/11 15:51:31
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There are 22 states that have adopted Right to work legislation.Is it about giving workers the liberty and freedom to work without being forced into an undesired association or union? Is it a blatant attack against the middle class and worker's rights as some claim? Is it just a political strategy to defund the other side or is it simply a matter of giving people more choices?

Are Right-to-work promoters trying to bust up the unions, destroy the middle class and hurt workers? Should workers really be forced to join a union in some places just to be able to WORK?

Like it or not, right-to-work is catching on and gaining more and more national attention. Let me know what you think.

Is Right-to-Work: Protecting workers or UNION-Busting??!!

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  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/11 16:10:41
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +29
    Jobs will be created where the least problems are presented to the job creators.

    If unions are so great, why has most of Boeing's jobs left the Seattle area?
    If unions are so great, why does Detroit look like a ghost town?

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  • uncle r... Sheila 2012/07/12 02:57:41
    uncle remus
    +1
    racism as we have seen, knows no boundaries.The fact remains that big biz has spent the last 25 years or so propagating anti union sentiment across America,and with Union labor holding a position of 10% or less of the workforce,it's fairly easy to see that they have been successful with their intent. Big biz can deflect from the truth with anti-union propaganda all they want,but the truth is their haste to export millions of our jobs to nations where they can utilize sweatshop practices says it all, folks like steve jobs,and his exploiting dirt cheap Chinese labor, is a very good example, America made scum like him a billionaire and instead of paying good wages to American workers he ships the jobs off to China, Greed was very obviously his bottom line.
  • Sheila uncle r... 2012/07/12 12:02:47
  • uncle r... Sheila 2012/07/12 13:48:23
  • William 2012/06/13 03:56:44
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    William
    +2
    Forcing workers to join a union is like imposing a monopoly.
  • Giantfan William 2012/06/14 21:55:02
    Giantfan
    +3
    No one is forced. Just don't take the job. If you take a job for a non union business you go by their rules same for union jobs. You have a choice. Work or don't work. No one is forcing you to work.
  • William Giantfan 2012/06/15 19:17:31
    William
    +1
    That's like utility monopolies. If you don't like paying money to a monopoly, go without water.
  • Giantfan William 2012/06/15 21:21:06
    Giantfan
    +2
    Dig a well....
  • William Giantfan 2012/06/15 23:02:28
    William
    +1
    Funny you should mention that. In the state of Washington, former Gov. Gary Locke said it's time for those who get water from a well to pay their fair share. The place I lived before had a meter attached to the well by the monopolistic utility company.
  • Giantfan William 2012/06/16 02:27:32
    Giantfan
    Nothing in life is free anymore.
  • William Giantfan 2012/06/17 06:51:33
    William
    +3
    The utility company didn't pay for the well.
  • Giantfan William 2012/06/17 21:58:17
    Giantfan
    +1
    Is the utility company getting the money or the local or state government because if it's the utility company then that is just wrong.
  • William Giantfan 2012/06/18 03:15:16
    William
    +3
    Exactly. Corporatism at work.
  • LarryFine William 2012/07/13 13:11:23
    LarryFine
    Government forced utilities in to being regional monopolies. Now, they are attempting to undo their failures with little success. By the way, government is a monopoly if they own and control everything.
  • aneed2know William 2012/06/15 09:44:09
    aneed2know
    +4
    unlike say imposing a monopoly on workers who want to Unionize in a right to work state? Or say the intimidation that companies bring down on employees who even talk about forming a Union when off company property, even though it is every workers right to participate in one and even talk about forming one?
  • James 2012/06/13 03:40:23
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    James
    +3
    In regards to worker harmony, no union can outperform that of a company that is majority controlled by its employees with open books.
  • Giantfan James 2012/06/17 21:59:23
    Giantfan
    +1
    And you can prove this how?
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/06/13 03:32:30
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +5
    When given the choice, well over 50% of wisconsin's public sector workers left the Unions. What does that tell you?
  • Giantfan Bureauc... 2012/06/17 22:00:29
    Giantfan
    +2
    At least well over 50% of the public sector workers in WI are stupid. That's what it tells me.
  • Bureauc... Giantfan 2012/06/18 02:29:28
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    Your post is the essence of stupid
  • Giantfan Bureauc... 2012/06/18 02:56:49
    Giantfan
    +1
    At least mine was just a post. You can cange your looks Owe but you can't change "stupid". You're stuck with that.
  • Bureauc... Giantfan 2012/06/18 03:44:55
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    You post ''At least well over 50% of the public sector workers in WI are stupid. That's what it tells me'' speaks for it's self.
  • Giantfan Bureauc... 2012/06/18 17:35:29
    Giantfan
    +1
    Stupid people do stupid things. Hell 60 million people voted twice for Bush. People can be forgiven the first time but not the second. 60 million idiots and you're worried about a small number of people in WI. I called stupid. Don't get your panties in an uproar. Now you have a reason to really complain. I called you and another 59,999,999 people stupid. Now you can wet your shorts.
  • will 2012/06/13 01:47:29
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    will
    +2
    no one said you could not make or join a union in a right to work state
  • bob h. 2012/06/12 21:51:45
    Union-BUSTING!!!
    bob h.
    +5
    I know of no reason, anyone would not wish to have representation on the job or collective bargaining. One of the biggest employers in FL. will happily fire someone for smoking, ANYWHERE, or drinking, or even gaining weight.
  • Charles E 2012/06/12 21:27:30
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    Charles E
    +3
    Forced unioization concentrates power in the hands of union bosses.
  • aneed2know Charles E 2012/06/15 09:46:18
    aneed2know
    +2
    compared to concentrating power in the hands of corporations, lets see one i have a some what of a say so in, and the other could care less if i came to them and said " i need a raise, cost of living is going up, and my check is not matching it" .

    Which one should i take?
  • Giantfan Charles E 2012/06/17 22:01:58
    Giantfan
    +1
    How? Union leaders are voted in and out. Don't like the present leader vote for someone else next time.
  • Charles E Giantfan 2012/06/17 23:57:11
    Charles E
    Much like Chicago politics there is rarely a second choice. And if there is it is not a good vs bad choice.
  • Giantfan Charles E 2012/06/18 02:22:01
    Giantfan
    +1
    Chicago politics, really? That's what you came up with. Chuckie baby you can do better then that, can't you? How pathetic.
  • L.A. woman 2012/06/12 19:24:54
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    L.A. woman
    +7
    Right to work protects all those who desire to work. Nothing against unions, but I do believe their time has passed. Many of the protections they were formed to fight for are protected by other government agencies or laws. Forcing people(can we move away from "workers", it sounds so Communistic) to join a union and pay dues just to be able to work in a profession is Totalitarian. If someone else collects the dues for the union, the union leadership is not accountable to it's members. If the union has to collect them themselves, they will be more apt to listen to concerns of their members or they simply won't pay or may decide to disband the union. The union knows this which is why they insist the state collect for them.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/06/12 18:24:23
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    4570GOVT
    +5
    RTW - IS PROTECTING JOBS - Period ! States with RTW are where all the business is moving to . TEXAS is BOOMING and leading the nation in New Jobs Created !
  • jgh57 2012/06/12 18:05:23
    Protecting Workers-RTW
    jgh57
    +7
    Everyone should have a right to work. I've seen people terminated just because they would not join the union. That is not right.
  • 4570GOVT jgh57 2012/06/12 18:26:52
    4570GOVT
    +4
    I have belonged to Unions in the past . My Last Job was in a Union Shop and I was FORCED TO JOIN ! ( 18 years ) You could not work there without joining .
  • jgh57 4570GOVT 2012/06/12 18:39:18
    jgh57
    +4
    That's the way it is where I work now. For me it's even worse. I'm counted as administration so I'm not eligible to join which means that no matter how long I work here I have no seniority.
  • Charles E 4570GOVT 2012/06/12 22:05:01
    Charles E
    +4
    More important to the union, you could not work without paying the union for the privledge.
  • Confede... jgh57 2012/06/12 18:31:47
    Confederate
    +1
    I and a few friends have decided and agreed on starting our own business and give the American people what they really want and need which is cheaper food prices. cost less then $100 to start your own business if you do things yourself. and make no daels with the unions and banks .
  • nemesis... jgh57 2012/06/12 20:50:18
    nemesis1096
    I've seen people fired for talking to a Union rep as well.
  • Bureauc... nemesis... 2012/06/13 03:25:34
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +3
    That would be a violation of the law. Do you have proof this happened?
  • nemesis... Bureauc... 2013/01/23 23:50:05
    nemesis1096
    Yes.... I do. Big Corporations don't break the law do they.
  • Bureauc... nemesis... 2013/01/24 18:53:20
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    "Yes I do" is proof of nothing.

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