Skip to comments.Leading Dems Take Aim at Right-to-Work Laws [semi-satire]
Posted on 05/13/2018 10:24:57 AM PDT by John Semmens
Aiming to bolster their credentials among the leftist lunatics that now control the Democratic Party, projected 2020 presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (Vt), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Elizabeth Warren (Mass) and Cory Booker (NJ) have jointly drafted legislation that would prohibit states from enacting right-to-work laws.
"Allowing states to pass so-called right-to-work laws tramples the right of unions to fulfill their role as representatives of the working class," Sanders maintained. "This stifles their ability to lead workers toward the overthrow of the capitalist system as Marx predicted in the Communist Manifesto and as the Russian Revolution of 1917 proved could be done. The 1947 Taft-Hartley Act granting states the option to decide for themselves whether to allow workers to hold jobs without being compelled to join a union dramatically interfered with America's progress toward Marx's vision of a worker's paradise. Our Billthe Workplace Democracy Actwill put this country back on the track of ensuring social justice for the proletariat."
A key provision of the Bill is the elimination of votes by employees on whether they want union representation. Booker explained that "these elections merely grant employers an unwarranted opportunity to campaign against unionization. The question is whether the workers want to be unionized. In place of elections, union organizers will be free to persuade employees to sign a petition in favor of unionization without fear of contradiction by management's self-serving propaganda."
Warren touted the Bill's repeal of rules that bar unions from using compulsory dues to back political candidates, saying that "this infringement on unions' freedom of speech has hampered them from attaining the kind of political power needed to truly reform our system of government. The current rules restricting the use of these dues to support collective bargaining with the employer for higher wages and better working conditions basically neuters unions as advocates and agitators for social revolution and social justice. Dissenters from the union's political goals should not be permitted to withhold their dues from these progressive activities."
While the potential Democratic presidential candidates are promising to give unions more power over employees, aspiring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) is promising to repeal the tax cut passed by Congress in December. "We're particularly concerned that the Trump tax cut only benefits those who work or invest," she complained. "It provides nothing for those dependent on government for their daily bread. Even worse, with taxpayers paying less the government's ability to pay for this bread is endangered. That's one of the reasons why we're seeing record low unemployment rates. More people are being forced into the workplace just to support themselves. This is devastating our economy and destroying a traditional way of life for millions of Americans and immigrants."
Meanwhile, the California State Assembly is currently debating whether to drop Presidents' Day as a state holiday and replace it with International Socialist Workers Day.
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Forced participation in Unions is a direct violation of the 1st Amendment’s freedom of speech and freedom of assembly clauses. Right to work laws reinforce those rights.
Did he actually say that or are those misplaced quotes? If they are real, God Save the Republic!. God Save the Republic anyway.
In the part of my working life between age 17 & age 40, I had to join a union in order to have a job. 5 UNIONS, to be exact.
Not ONE of them was on the up & up.
I went self-employed as a bookkeeper in 1980 & I have done just fine.
Destroying Right To Work laws would be a serious setback for the entire country.
All 4 of these Dems are proving that they are really Communists.
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