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Old 08-23-2011, 10:00 AM
Location: Floribama
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Originally Posted by JimMe View Post
The OP and many people who responded to him seem to misunderstand the meaning of "right to work." The concept has nothing to do with employers. Rather it is intended to protect the rights of workers to decide for themselves whether they want to join and support a union with union dues. The opposite of "right to work" is forced unionization where a so-called union shop can force all the employees at that place of work to join a union if they want to work there. That is a violation of the fundamental right of freedom of association. In a union shop a person cannot choose to not associate or join a union. That choice is taken away from him or her.
Exactly! I used to work in a unionized manufacturing plant, but I had the option whether or not I wanted to join the union, I never did. I can't imagine living somewhere where I'd be forced to join and hand over a portion of my paycheck every week for union dues. I don't see where the freedom is in that!
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:05 AM
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i was in management in a plant where the union was attempting to unionize. was an interesting experience. union came in, did their thing. the workers played with it but in the end they had no intention of going union. management offered them more money and the folks had no interest in paying union dues or losing their freedom to a union.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:30 AM
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I was forced to pay union dues for 32 years, always thought it was a ripoff having me have to pay into that union (Teamsters) on a weekly basis, now that i'm retired i'm seeing the silver lining,its called a very nice teamster pension. along with the government pension i contributed to for 45 yrs i'm doing very well..
I'm not saying unions are great but there are some advantages.
If i had it to do over again i'd probably go with the union at work.
Also in this day and age i'd sure hate to be let go on the job for having differing political views as the boss,
or the guy just doesnt like me.
i also like not having to say how high on the way up when the boss asks me to jump..

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:41 AM
Location: Ocean Ridge
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its great be happy with low wages its the only way this country will get out of this mess!
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Originally Posted by $musicman$ View Post
No there doesn't..but you are free to run your OWN company any way you want.

Jobs are not rights.
Correct, there is no guaranteed right to a job, but there are certainly many guaranteed rights when at a job.
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