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    Default 'Right to Work' and Right to Employment

    It is interesting to note that the "Right to Work" doesn't mean that you can go to a company and be guaranteed a job, and the income that goes with it.

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    Why should it? How is any employer going to stay in business, if they're required to hire and provide an income to everyone who applies? If they have one opening and get 300 applications (not even remotely unlikely) and they're required to hire all 300 of them, what kind of an income do you think they'd be able to supply?

    Right to work refers to union membership. Period.

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    Default Re: What Is A 'Right to Work' State

    I suppose, I am merely quibbling over how some legislation is worded. Wouldn't it be more accurate (from a truth in advertising perspective) to call such legislation, "A right to circumvent unions for political purposes for work state"?

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    Default Re: 'Right to Work' and Right to Employment

    Daniel,
    Do you remember the movie "Reds"?

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    Default Re: 'Right to Work' and Right to Employment

    Are you saying that people should be forced to join unions against their will?

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    Default Re: 'Right to Work' and Right to Employment

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    Are you saying that people should be forced to join unions against their will?
    I will agree that people should be allowed to not join the union as long as the union does not have to represent that person in any way, including letting that person negotiate for their own pay scale and benefits, and they are not entitled to any union provided benefits.

    I do not agree with the position that the employee must be represented by the union even though they do not pay to support that union (I know, it is not a free ride totally but it is still more than it ever should be). The employee should simply be left to hang and dry by the union when there is aproblem but the laws do not allow for that.

    So, yes, as it stands, I do believe that a person should be required to join a union if it is a union shop.

    cbg; have you been through a labor history class? It seems that most folks do not understand that many of our current labor laws are as a result of the unions lobbying for then. This includes child labor laws, a 40 hour work week with overtime after that, OSHA and the many other safety orgnizations that require an employer to provide a reasonably safe place of employment, workmans compensation, and on and on and on and....


    and yes, I am a union member currently (IBEW), and have been a member of the Teamsters, the UAW, and the Retail Clerks Union as well.

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