In your opinion, should all states become right-to-work states, or should people who have decided not to join unions be forced to fund them?
- ChrisLv 66 months ago
This business of forcing working people to make contributions to the political party which advocates policies that drives their jobs out of the country is insane.
- JerryLv 66 months ago
If a union can gather the clout to establish a closed shop, good for them. Management would quash the union in a heartbeat if it could and supports "right to starve" laws so that it can do just that.
"For workers striving to gain from their employers decent terms and conditions of employment, there is strength in numbers. A single employee ... is disarmed in dealing with an employer."
-- Ruth Bader Ginsberg
- Anonymous6 months ago
I’ve never belonged to a union and work in an industry that never has had unions yet left wingers want to force me to join one and pay dues. Why? So their DNC coffers get more dough?
The right to work is an American right and the left wants to destroy that. No one and I mean NO ONE should be required to join a union on condition of employment so that their dues can be given to candidates they never supported in the first place
- Jeff SLv 76 months ago
Nope but then I know the truth! Leeches(conservatives) want high paying union jobs then whine about paying dues to the union that fought for the high wages and good benefits!
Typical example of a conservative wanting something for nothing!
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- 6 months ago
The plutocratic domestic terrorist Koch brothers and their greedy, selfish self above all else Koch Donor Network of anti-democracy billionaire libertarians (anti-government, which means anti-people here in the U.S.) like to ignore our Constitution's "right to assemble" with their anti-union militancy. This has been going on ever since an Alzheimer's-afflicted Ronald Reagan was scripted by his Koch-owned handlers to abruptly fire the air traffic controllers union (PATCO) in 1988 without any attempt to arbitrate---and thus signaled ALL OUT WAR on America's full-time workers, especially our union workers with benefits like paid vacations, overtime pay, a vested pension fund, and employer-provided health care. Thus began the years dubbed by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton as the ERA OF [CORPORATE] GREED that the Ayn Rand (selfish self above all else) GOP has chosen to embrace.
A great book describing the damages of the Reagan era is available on amazon.com: "America, What Went Wrong?" (1991) by Donald Bartlett and James Steele. I sent this book to a campaigning Bill Clinton for his Leo birthday and he used it in a campaign speech. We lost our manufacturing based once the PATCO firing unleashed bottomless-pit corporate greed with a "green light" for corporate CEOs who became cruel to their full-time workers to push for a strike, then replacing those strikers with permanent part-time replacements. The greed was a fiery dragon devouring everything in its path, so it wasn't long before CEOs decided illegal immigrants would work for less than minimum wage without complaint---and so Reagan/Bush-Bush/Quayle turned a blind eye to illegal immigration so that these corporate bosses could feed Wall Street investors by "expanding profit margins" at workers' expense. Soon even this greed-seed could not be satisfied...and so the GOP's OUTSOURCING to third-world countries became the Republican-sought "norm"---like to India where the ANNUAL salary is a paltry $200 a year!
No, there should not be a [MISNAMED] non-union, a.k.a., "right to work" state here in the U.S.---American workers have the RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE and to be REPRESENTED. As a long-time self-appointed labor advocate after the firing of PATCO, however, I recommend that our unions should have gone international when all the Reagan era outsourcing began. They should have then and could still set up union offices in these third-world nations to "rabble rouse" (get unions started), and that would make outsourcing not as profitable for the CEOs who do it.
- L.N.Lv 76 months ago
Socialists are all about using force to get their way. If a union can't attract members on its own merits then it deserves to fail.