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Old 03-10-2015, 02:42 AM
 
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Now half the states in the union are right to work. Obviously the rust belt has wised up in the last few years and has chosen to emulate the employment growth in places like Alabama, south Carolina and Texas

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/10...referrer=&_r=0
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:45 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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If right-to-work laws are so vital to a state's economy, then why do Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Washington perpetually rank near the top in terms of economic vitality? None of them are right-to-work states. It can't be because of marijuana legalization either, because marijuana is still illegal in Massachusetts and Minnesota, and the good economic fortunes in Colorado and Washington go back at least a generation. Quite frankly, I'm not convinced that right-to-work laws make all that much difference.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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If right-to-work laws are so vital to a state's economy, then why do Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Washington perpetually rank near the top in terms of economic vitality? None of them are right-to-work states. It can't be because of marijuana legalization either, because marijuana is still illegal in Massachusetts and Minnesota, and the good economic fortunes in Colorado and Washington go back at least a generation. Quite frankly, I'm not convinced that right-to-work laws make all that much difference.
look at where all of the last 20-30 years of auto and aircraft manufacturing jobs have gone. Alabama, GA, SC, KY, TX etc (except for Tesla, but hey it's more of a tech company than an auto one). Boeing picked SC over WA to create the next dreamliner factory for a reason.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Right to work translates to right to work for LESS. At least in the health care industry Florida has some of the lowest wages in the country.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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Right to work translates to right to work for LESS. At least in the health care industry Florida has some of the lowest wages in the country.
Proof?

Col also much lower here. Much easier to buy a house than in sf, that's for sure

Map: The salary you need to buy a home in 27 U.S. cities - The Washington Post
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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Right to work translates to right to work for LESS. At least in the health care industry Florida has some of the lowest wages in the country.
VS forcing a company to pay more than an employee is worth?

Making it extremely hard if not impossible to fire a bad worker?
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: FL
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Right to work translates to right to work for LESS. At least in the health care industry Florida has some of the lowest wages in the country.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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right to work is pro business scam like every other thing in this country. This country is more pro business than it is pro people
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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right to work is pro business scam like every other thing in this country. This country is more pro business than it is pro people
If there was no business there would be no jobs at all. Why is it that people who perform their work tasks better than a co worker in a right to work state earn more than a poor performer?? Those who complain about the fact that they cant join a union, be a slacker and still make the same wage as the better worker. That thinking causes everybody in a union job to slack off and gives the employer the inability to provide a superior product or service. Union people figure they may as well slack off as much as the other guy so that the employer get the shaft.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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If there was no business there would be no jobs at all. Why is it that people who perform their work tasks better than a co worker in a right to work state earn more than a poor performer?? Those who complain about the fact that they cant join a union, be a slacker and still make the same wage as the better worker. That thinking causes everybody in a union job to slack off and gives the employer the inability to provide a superior product or service. Union people figure they may as well slack off as much as the other guy so that the employer get the shaft.
I work with a lot of union folks and can say without a doubt this is complete garbage. Are there slackers in unions? Yes, but not many. Some might be at odds with their company, but the last thing they want to do is "shaft" their employer and lose their job. I say this from my own personal experience.
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