Skip to comments.‘Right to Work’ Is a Cynical Power Grab
Posted on 02/24/2018 2:58:19 PM PST by mdittmar
The effort to expand cynically named "right to work" laws says a lot about what is wrong with politics in our country. Disguised as protecting workers, the real goal is to silence workers voice, reduce our bargaining power and make our jobs more precarious. Its about powersocial, political and economic power.
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Its about powersocial, political and economic power.
About AFLCIO power!
Haha but the feeling that you aren’t having part of your pay check confiscated and sent to some union goons and fat slobs with Mafia ties: priceless.
Actually, it’s about not being forced to financially support something you disagree with completely.
You do not have a right to work. It is a privilege to get a job here in the US. The only right you have is what you brought into this world: life. And that can be taken away if you decide to do things to forfeit it. There are no other rights. The left wants to make everything a right. It isn’t.
Why would I need some dumbass taking part of my money and bringing me donuts and a T shirt?
Yes, you are mistaken on this one.
The attacks on the Right to Work laws in southern states is an effort to create more closed shop compulsory unionism.
As the National Right to Work Committee has always put it. Every American worker should have the right to join a union and the right not to join one.
The unions are down for the collectivist shruggle (- See Animal Farm), not for Individual Liberty.
Say the union goons who will break your legs if you go against them.
Even Samuel Gompers was opposed to forced unionization which is what is done in “closed shop” states.
Philosophically as long as I am not forced to join I have no issue with unions in he private sector. Go combine you labor bargaining power see if you can cut a deal with the company that delivers a competitive good or service. The market will decide if your right.
However with a government union none of those forces are in play its just endless political swindling of the taxpayer.
” Disguised as protecting workers, the real goal is to silence workers voice, reduce our bargaining power and make our jobs more precarious.”
My take is that unions should NOT take money away from me because of my work. The only ones legally entitled to take (actually steal) money from me is the US govt via taxes.
Job security does not exist. God knows I’ve been fired on jobs that 1) the manager was an incompetent moron 2) the co-workers were lazy and weren’t fired due to racial sh*t (meaning they were black and protected). Unions were built to make you NOT FIRE-ABLE. Those are what union dues were made for.
Why do we have Communist propaganda here?
There are union goons,They wear suits,and go into the bosses office if you don’t pay your dues.
I can’t believe this is even controversial on this web site.
If you are denied a job because you don’t want to support a union, then you don’t have a right to take a job for which you are qualified. “Right to work” restores that.
Union shops are a cynical power grab, about powersocial, political and economic power.
Cause the old media won't say the AFL-CIO is Communist propaganda.
Right-to-work doesn’t mean what you think it means.
Two union goons cornered me when I was young enough to need school permission to hold a job. I was legally entitled to hold that job without joining the union - for thirty days. After my union-free window expired, I quit rather than join a union that would take a huge chunk of my summer earnings, and moved to another job in which I would also be required to join the union but not for another thirty days. On my way home from my first day on that new job (nowhere near fully grown teenage boy, riding a bicycle, faced by two goons in a pickup truck), the union thugs cornered me and threatened to break my arms if I didnt join or quit.
The thugs won - obviously - I quit. I have hated unions ever since then with the passion that they so richly deserve. I never again took a job in a union shop, and my votes throughout my entire life have been shaped by that encounter with evil and by later observations of unions that are still just as thuggish.
Yes; on this one you are mistaken.
When I first went to work as a plumber I was required to join a union, worst part of it was the union was Local 99 of the SEIU.
They took a healthy chunk out of my paycheck every 2 weeks, approximately 75 percent of that money went to support political action and what in my opinion were crooked politicians.
When they told me at a delegates meeting that they were giving money and supporting Jimmy Carter for re-election I told them all to go F#CK themselves and quit the job.
Fortunately for me, my skills got me a job in an Open/Non Union shop.
Best move I ever made.