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    ENOUGH I'VE HAD ENOUGH!!!

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    Default Right to work, the real story!

    Got this off of Local 492 website. Have to thank ABF Wife for posting a link to 492's website in another thread. Thought this information deserved its own thread. Hope all take the time to read, it is very informative.

    Learn About The Law That Weakens Your Union

    "Right-to-Work" For Less

    Article written by the AFl-CIO:

    To set the record (and the name) straight, right to work for less doesn’t guarantee any rights. In fact, by weakening unions and collective bargaining, it destroys the best job security protection that exists: the union contract. Meanwhile, it allows workers to pay nothing and get all the benefits of union membership. Right to work laws say unions must represent all eligible employees, whether they pay dues or not. This forces unions to use their time and members’ dues money to provide union benefits to free riders who are not willing to pay their fair share.
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    Default Re: Right to work, the real story!

    Indiana legislators are trying to pass Right to Work in Indiana.

    There is a great website that is against Right to Work in Indiana as much as I am:
    Right to Work is Bad for Indiana and it's bad for America

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    Default Re: Right to work, the real story!

    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap560 View Post
    Got this off of Local 492 website. Have to thank ABF Wife for posting a link to 492's website in another thread. Thought this information deserved its own thread. Hope all take the time to read, it is very informative.



    Teamsters Local 492
    Great site and great article Mudflap and ABF Wife!

    Right to work laws lower wages for everyone. The average worker in a right to work state makes about $5,333 a year less than workers in other states ($35,500 compared with $30,167).[1] Weekly wages are $72 greater in free-bargaining states than in right to work states ($621 versus $549).[2] Working families in states without right to work laws have higher wages and benefit from healthier tax bases that improve their quality of life


    This comes from a link at the bottom of their site:

    Teamsters Local 492

    •Fewer people have health insurance and the taxpayers pay substantially more to support the state's Medicaid program.
    •The rate of workplace deaths is 51 percent higher.
    •The poverty rate rises; it's 19.1 percent in right-to-work states, compared with 16.6 percent in other states.
    Don't be fooled by the misleading propaganda created by billionaires and corporations for the politicians they've purchased. These proposals have nothing to do with the right to work. They're all about forcing people to work for less.

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    Good post am sure glad that Massachusetts is not a 'Right to work State' and i just have this funny feeling that if you look up what States have the highest income levels that most of them are not "Right to Work States" judging by the imformation given, people should be informed on this before some of these States try to go to "Right to Work States"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayheykid View Post
    Good post am sure glad that Massachusetts is not a 'Right to work State' and i just have this funny feeling that if you look up what States have the highest income levels that most of them are not "Right to Work States" judging by the imformation given, people should be informed on this before some of these States try to go to "Right to Work States"
    Be thankful your state isn't. They should change the name of it though. Here in Utah it should be called the "right to work 3 or 4 jobs at poverty wages to make ends meet and we still can't get by."

    Buddy of mine in Texas, goes by the handle Highballin", told me that the wages, benefits, and safety went right out the window. He said there used to be damn good jobs around there and he is really struggling to find it anymore.

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    The top 5 states as far as monetary amounts for collecting unemployment are NOT right to work states, the bottom 5 ARE right to work states!

    States that pay highest unemployment insurance compensation
    Massachusetts ($628-942, 72 weeks)
    Rhode Island ($528-660, 79 weeks)
    Pennsylvania ($558-566, 72 weeks)
    Connecticut ($519-594, 72 weeks)
    New Jersey (584, 79 weeks)



    States that pay lowest unemployment insurance compensation
    Mississippi ($230, 59 weeks)
    Arizona ($240, 72 weeks)
    Alabama ($255, 59 weeks)
    Tennessee ($275, 59 weeks)
    Florida ($275, 79 weeks)


    Unemployment Benefits Comparison by State | File Unemployment

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    ENOUGH I'VE HAD ENOUGH!!!

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    I mentioned before about our Governors great plan and have already contacted local representative. Anybody from Michigan might want to pay heed to what we elected and try to keep him from doing to much damage.


    A state senator says he has introduced legislation that would allow counties and other local governments to create so-called "right to work" zones within their boundaries.

    The bill introduced Wednesday by Republican Sen. John Proos of St. Joseph would allow zones where employers would be prohibited from requiring workers to be union members as a condition of employment. Similar right-to-work measures are fiercely opposed by labor unions.

    Michigan bill would allow 'right to work' zones | MLive.com

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    Thank you for that Mudflap!!! I did try to find this on my own and wasn't able to. Holy Cow!!! This is not good.

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    Default Re: Right to work, the real story!

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    Be thankful your state isn't. They should change the name of it though. Here in Utah it should be called the "right to work 3 or 4 jobs at poverty wages to make ends meet and we still can't get by."

    Buddy of mine in Texas, goes by the handle Highballin", told me that the wages, benefits, and safety went right out the window. He said there used to be damn good jobs around there and he is really struggling to find it anymore.
    The real problem lies in the fact that alot of the people in them states never knew the rights they could have had and the money they could have made...It's normal to just take what you are given..like a dog being thrown table scraps. As the unions decline that attitude is being engrained....They go from a Piggly wiggly shelf stocker making minimum wage which their people even fight...and Burger King flippers right into what was once a great manufacturing job which once paid great bennies and say $18/hr and smile at the $8/hr they are offered. And fistfight with the union guys who try to get them the $18/hr that they should be making....for the product porice never comes down even though they take a $10/hr + bennies cut pay cut......they get taken advantage of and don't even know it........but it's all over here now too...for the flood gates to give them escape routes was opened now for over thirty years and the army which fought it has been greatly depleted and divided.

 

 
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