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Old 01-15-2012, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by msamhunter View Post
No a lot of people do not understand RTW and people get a lot of other aspects with RTW confused with unions. For instance, saw a fb post on one of those WTHR questions about RTW. This young lady spouted off some things and at the end she stated something along the lines of with RTW an employer can just fire you. Well Indiana is an "At Will" state so an employer can just fire you anyway union or not. A simple confusion. Worker safety is actually defined by OSHA or whatever acronym is uses so that's moot and outside of negotiated contracts between union and said company, no one can actually force you to join a union if you want to look at it from the other side.

But for the most part, if it's an open shop; a shop where both union and non-union work, RTW or not, they won't see a difference because it's already in play. It's when it's a closed shop; where the union has negotiated with said company to ONLY hire union workers and anyone who works there HAS to be in a union and pay dues etc is where there's going to be an issue. That takes away from the union esp. if it's a poorly run union.

RTW or not, doesn't matter to me personally. I understand the premise that wages COULD go lower being a RTW state but if what Govey D said panned out and it brought more jobs (it won't), which would you rather have, a job making slightly less or no job making ZERO.
The people for unions usually know the least about them. Most don't even know what a "right to work state" is, yet they are the loudest and most argumentative about them.
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