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    Default Exposing the "Right-to-Work" Fraud


    UNITED ELECTRICAL WORKERS UNION

    Exposing the "Right-to-Work" Fraud
    by Chris Townsend, UE Political Action Director
    01 February, 2012


    The 2012 state legislative season is beginning, and just as expected, we are being hit with so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) legislation in several states, starting with Indiana and New Hampshire. On January 25, the Indiana House of Representatives passed a "right-to-work" bill despite the determined opposition - including big demonstrations - by Indiana unionists. The Indiana State Senate approved the bill on February 1 and Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to sign it very soon. This was a terrible defeat for working people in Indiana, but make no mistake: This is a nationwide corporate attack on unions, and every state is on the target lost.

    WHAT IS "RIGHT TO WORK"?

    First of all, you need to know that so-called "right-to-work" laws have nothing to do with helping anybody find a job or providing anyone with job security. If you are not covered by a union contract, the boss can fire you for any reason, or for no reason. "Right to work" is instead a deceptive Madison Avenue-style advertising slogan, dreamed up by big business in the late 1940s, to hide the real intent of anti-union legislation. A "right-to-work" law says that it is illegal, in that particular state, for any union contract to include a clause requiring workers to join the union (that's called "union shop") or to pay representation fees to the union as the bargaining agent (called an "agency shop" clause.) Unions negotiate union shop or agency shop clauses because we know the union is stronger when everyone participates in the union, or at least supports the union financially.

    In its essence, RTW is an attack on the financial health and organizational stability of unions. By cutting a union's only source of income - the dues and fees paid by the workers the union represents - it aims to weaken unions so they are less able to defend and improve workers' wages and benefits. That is why big corporations, the Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups lobby so hard for "right to work." These bosses will never have to pay union dues, but they do have to pay the wages and benefits that unions negotiate. They know that if they can weaken or destroy unions, they'll pay a lot less and therefore make bigger profits.

    The complete statement is at:

    Exposing the "Right-to-Work" Fraud - (UE Political Action Update)

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    Default Re: Exposing the "Right-to-Work" Fraud

    Thats a great post......and like it said we need to get busy and get the word out!

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    I am really curious why some of the proponets of this legislation that are members of these forums don't wish to debate you on this issue Ed?

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    Debate what? Same ol same ol? I've been debating this issue everywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Heisler View Post

    UNITED ELECTRICAL WORKERS UNION

    Exposing the "Right-to-Work" Fraud
    by Chris Townsend, UE Political Action Director
    01 February, 2012


    The 2012 state legislative season is beginning, and just as expected, we are being hit with so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) legislation in several states, starting with Indiana and New Hampshire. On January 25, the Indiana House of Representatives passed a "right-to-work" bill despite the determined opposition - including big demonstrations - by Indiana unionists. The Indiana State Senate approved the bill on February 1 and Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to sign it very soon. This was a terrible defeat for working people in Indiana, but make no mistake: This is a nationwide corporate attack on unions, and every state is on the target lost.

    WHAT IS "RIGHT TO WORK"?

    First of all, you need to know that so-called "right-to-work" laws have nothing to do with helping anybody find a job or providing anyone with job security. If you are not covered by a union contract, the boss can fire you for any reason, or for no reason. "Right to work" is instead a deceptive Madison Avenue-style advertising slogan, dreamed up by big business in the late 1940s, to hide the real intent of anti-union legislation. A "right-to-work" law says that it is illegal, in that particular state, for any union contract to include a clause requiring workers to join the union (that's called "union shop") or to pay representation fees to the union as the bargaining agent (called an "agency shop" clause.) Unions negotiate union shop or agency shop clauses because we know the union is stronger when everyone participates in the union, or at least supports the union financially.

    In its essence, RTW is an attack on the financial health and organizational stability of unions. By cutting a union's only source of income - the dues and fees paid by the workers the union represents - it aims to weaken unions so they are less able to defend and improve workers' wages and benefits. That is why big corporations, the Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups lobby so hard for "right to work." These bosses will never have to pay union dues, but they do have to pay the wages and benefits that unions negotiate. They know that if they can weaken or destroy unions, they'll pay a lot less and therefore make bigger profits.

    The complete statement is at:

    Exposing the "Right-to-Work" Fraud - (UE Political Action Update)
    Yes, it is a fraud. Right-To-Work is a clear violation of everyone's 1st and 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. The right to form a union.

    1st and 14th Amendment Private Membership Association

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti View Post
    Yes, it is a fraud. Right-To-Work is a clear violation of everyone's 1st and 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. The right to form a union.

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    Clear uh? It seems to me this is the state removing such laws and regulations that violate the 1st and 14th amendment.
    Last edited by ABFHOG; 02-06-2012 at 09:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFHOG View Post
    Clear uh? It seems to me this is the state removing such laws and regulations that violate the 1st and 14th amendment.


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    They have been for the longest time, or are you just realizing this now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti View Post
    They have been for the longest time, or are you just realizing this now?
    Means nothing. I accidentally turned that on, on my iPhone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti View Post
    They have been for the longest time, or are you just realizing this now?
    So your agreeing with me? You want them to continue an violate the Constitution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFHOG View Post
    So your agreeing with me? You want them to continue an violate the Constitution?
    Are you referring to those corporations that you love so much? Lets not forget that those are the same corporations that are installing biosensors in your trucks too surveil your medical health, all under the name of safety. See that is perfect in a Right-To-Work State, because it's more like a police state, and your the prisoner/slave with no rights. Don't you just love those Republicans and their corporations? They just want to make sure your healthy and you don't impose a penalty on their insurance rates in case you do have a health problem.

    Don't worry ABFHOG, your company will be scanning your brain real soon. Really, I don't care what you are thinking, but since they have the technology available, now I have to know, what the hell are you thinking too favor corporations over your own union Brothers and Sisters?

    Don't worry ABFHOG, your not the only one. There are plenty of those certain drivers from YRC who have that very same problem. Ooooooh, and I know who they are. Actually, their all on that other web site TB, just take your pick.
    Last edited by Spaghetti; 02-06-2012 at 11:01 AM.

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