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    Once again we will suffer from the incessant push of the republicans to force right to work laws upon the country.
    Why the need to change standing laws from 80 years ago that have helped the citizens fulfill the American dream.

    Mix: Right to work means freedom for workers
    The head of a 2.5 million-member public policy organization likes the idea of a national right-to-work policy and is pleased to see a legislative proposal that would do just that.
    "We're very excited that Congressman Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) and 51 other members of Congress got a national right-to-work bill introduced," Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, tells OneNewsNow." It's a very simple, one-page bill that doesn't add a single word to federal law. It simply repeals those provisions in federal law that date back to the 1930s that put the federal government in a position where they allow union officials to get workers fired for failure to tender dues or fees to a private organization to work."

    The National Right-to-Work Act (HR 2571) has been introduced in previous years, but the current language is the companion measure to a bill Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) introduced in February.
    "HR 2571 probably has an uphill fight in the U.S. House of Representatives, but we believe it's important that the American people see the difference between a policy that offers individual freedom to workers and those policies being promulgated by others on Capitol Hill … the House of Representatives specifically, that will give union officials more power over workers."
    Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-California) has called for a ban on right-to-work laws.
    AFL-CIO has argued for years that "Right to Work" deceives working people and amounts to less pay, fewer benefits, and unsafe work conditions.
    https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2019/...om-for-workers
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    Let's see how far this goes.

    Democrats Seek to Roll Back Right-to-Work Protections
    Forty Senate Democrats and 100 of their party colleagues in the House of Representatives are pushing a bill that they claim “would empower millions of Americans,” but that critics blast as repealing key provisions of a landmark law that has governed labor-management relations since 1947.The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act includes a host of regulatory and statute reforms that are needed, according to a House Education and Labor Committee fact sheet, because of growing economic inequality.
    “While the economy is working very well for the wealthy, the well-connected, and the massive corporations, it’s stagnating for everyone else. From 1980 to 2014, income for the bottom half of income earners grew by one percent, while income for the top 1 percent of earners grew by 205 percent, “ the fact sheet claims.
    Strategist Christian Hanley, who hosts the Keep it in Perspective podcast, told The Epoch Times on May 14 that corporations have so out-gunned unions for decades that “we are left with a crumbling middle class hampered by low wages and deep debt.
    “By taking a stand for the rights of working families at the federal level, Democrats are signaling they will fully back the men and women leading the fight across the country to rebuild the American middle class.”
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/democr...s_2923795.html
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    Here is a scorching opinion article saying all states should embrace right to work laws and allow the people to decide.
    The author of this "opinion" article is also the legal counsel director of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a right wing libertarian anti-union group.

    Let's give workers voting rights to keep or reject unions
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently stated that she would “love to sign a bill that repeals right-to-work.” Michigan has been a right-to-work state since 2012, when then-Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Freedom to Work legislation into law. In all, 27 states are right-to-work, giving workers the freedom to choose whether to join and pay a union — or not.
    That makes right-to-work a mainstream policy. States including Arizona, Florida, Nebraska, Tennessee and Virginia have ensured the freedom of their workforces since the 1940s. Other states, such as Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia, recognized the benefits of adopting right-to-work laws within the past decade.
    Recertifications require unions to provide a higher level of service and responsiveness to the workers for whom they are supposed to bargain. Unions often continue to represent a class of employees, many of whom aren’t members and who do not want the union negotiating on their behalf. But every worker deserves a voice. Worker voting rights gives them that voice.
    https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/...-reject-unions

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    Neither side of our political spectrum really stand up for the working class like they should. However I still feel the democrats are a little better at standing with workers then the anti-anything crowd of republicans.

    Undermining Right to Work
    Democrats are working to push federal legislation that would override right to work laws across the country.
    Democrats have introduced a pair of bills that would help to impose coercive unionism on public sector workers. The legislation is ostensibly about promoting federal collective bargaining, but in practice each would overrule right-to-work laws in states across the nation. The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (H.R.1154) would require all levels of government to collectively bargain with public safety employees. A reintroduced version of the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would create a right to unionize for all public-sector employees.
    The Democrat-led Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions examined both bills at a hearing Wednesday. Rep. Andy Levin (D., Mich.) said that collective bargaining should be considered a fundamental human right and painted right to work laws as out-of-step with other developed nations.
    https://freebeacon.com/politics/unde...right-to-work/
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