"right to work" is nothing more than a race to the bottom. The real reason business wants "right to work" is because even though big business out spends unions at least 10 to 1 during elections they want to be able to buy their government with no interference from the masses.
It didn't work in the last election and it wont work now. The law in Michigan will eventually be overturned and the ones who voted for it will be tossed aside.
The teabagger/republican war against the masses has failed because they can't accept that they lost so they'll be mean spirited pricks instead. Every time they pull crap like this they lose the real Republicans that were interested in moving America forward which is why all that is left are the defective and irrelevant.
Michigan will overturn it if they wish to continue in the ways which have created today's version of Hell on Earth, aka Detroit. Union membership in private industry now a meager 5%. Horse and Buggy, High-button shoes, 8-Track tapes, and finally Labor Unions; all dead and gone. Time to (As the progressives like to say), Move Forward!
I see the same right wingers that have nothing to do but inflate the results of Vindy polls are at it again. Get a hobby folks.
Ok...for the record. This is a plea for an intelligent discussion. Could someone please explain "Right to work" for the masses, why does it benefit employees and why do 35 states already have it.
Why did our state governments suspend "right to work" and allow employers and unions to agree to a "closed shop" and force employees to pay union dues?
Then please explain why employees should not be allowed "Right to work".
We want to know, and we want to know what the benefits are. We have the right to know this in order to make an informed decision. Let's hear it.
Thank you Vindyak, thank you! You have one of the best posts I have seen here in a long, long time.
"Right to Work" is a very broad term that will not receive justice in any contribution on this post.
That said, the idea of having a right to work suggests that a worker, regardless of union affiliation, has the right to be employed by a company and that right should not be deterred because workers at the company are represented by a union. This includes being obligated to join a union or pay union dues in order to work.
There are other issues regarding right to work that pertain to individual state laws.
Right to work supports many ideas, but one would be that the employee has a right to offer services at his own price. A company might pay union wages of $15.00 and hour, but he may be wlling to work for $13.00 an hour. This runs counter to "rights" union workers have negotiated over time such as seniority and wages.
Companies generally prefer a non-umionized shop for many reasons, one of which is that it is more difficult to for unions to organize in a right to work state. The company does not have to negotiate wages with a union, does have to work under the potential of a strike, follow collective bargaining laws or negotiate work rules.
State legislatures are introducing right to work laws in difficult economic times with the belief that the state becomes more "business friendly" which will improve economic development. Union's oppose the idea as it makes their efforts on behalf of their members more difficult.
I have barely scratched the surface, I know I have missesd many points of view, and I have neither the time nor knowledge to write a book. Maybe t his would be a good topic for YSU and the chamber of commerce to sponsor a symposium so more people such as yourself could educate themselves on the subject instead of the wild comments we get here from both sides of the aisle.
We will all do better when we start making judgements with facts and not one-lines from all of our leaders.
What's wrong with a man standing on his own two feet, people?
Right to work does that - without having some blood-sucking union boss siphoning cash from your paycheck.
Unions are passe in this country... Pretty soon the only ones left to beat the impotent union drum will be the cry-baby teachers... oh...oh... don't criticize them... they CARE about our kids... HA! HA! HA!
MAN-UP OHIO! Become the next right-to-work state!
Show those unions that you don't need their corruption!
Don't act like a bunch of women anymore!
There has been a big jump in the No's in the "Should Ohio become a right-to-work state?"I'll bet that blah, IM, Cambridge & other libs have voted like the dead vote in Chicago - many times
These scum bag right wingers want's to drive down the wages of the workers in Ohio.lol
All the manufacturing that used to be here has fled to Right to Work states to escape the gold-bricking Union so-called leadership that chased them out. Let's see the Unions start their own business with their own money. Ha Ha, You have to have vision, brains and a work ethic to do that!. Not a mob mentality.
ulistenup is at it again, showing his/her ignorance. you make fun of teachers and laugh at the idea that they care about your kids. hahaha. well yesterday teachers DIED protecting your kids, you ignorant ignorant creature.
Low blow! Those teachers were heroes - not like the ones I am talking about.
Nice how you think you can judge who is good and who isn't. Idiot.
Ignorant?... Idiot?... Who's judging now?
Yep, gotta pay Union dues that go to political parties. Just think if that money went into a retirement fund, and if the Execs of the Union, made the same wages as its members, or the expenses they claim for working for you. Yep a good way to spend YOUR Money.
If the quality of your work demands a higher pay then you get it. If you are just a Union Thug, or one who does the minimum, then you get paid the minimum.
Why are there Communistic terms associated with the Union? Can anyone explain that? In South Carolina BMW pays well and they pay no union.
I'm judging you based on the plentitude of evidence of your ignorance, ulistenup, whereas you are categorically denouncing teachers as horrible people.
Except of course the ones who gave up their lives for children. You knew they were heroes before they became heroes, though, I'm sure.
Only 5% of the private workforce belongs to a Union. 'Nuff said!
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