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    Default Union Organizing a Civil Right?

    DETROIT – Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison plans to unveil legislation that would make unionization into a legally protected civil right, the congressman said on Saturday.

    The bill, which he plans to formally introduce on July 30, would make it easier for workers to take legal action against companies that violate their right to organize.

    It is already illegal to fire workers in retaliation for union activities, but enforcing workers’ right to organize can be a tricky process under current law. Currently, wrongfully terminated employees must file an unfair labor practice claim with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which will then determine whether to represent the worker in a legal fight against the employer.

    But workers are not able to directly sue their employers for anti-union retaliation, and the process of bringing forward a successful unfair labor practice claim can take years.

    Ellison’s legislation would maintain the unfair labor practice system, but also allow workers to individually sue their employers over allegations of illegal retaliation.
    Rep. Keith Ellison wants to make union organizing a civil right | MSNBC

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    Default Re: Union Organizing a Civil Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRollingRoadblock View Post
    It is already a civil right under the 14th Amendment, which is prevalent to an individual's or individuals 1st Amendment Right.

    Fourteenth Amendment - U.S. Constitution - FindLaw
    Last edited by Spaghetti; 07-22-2014 at 08:45 AM.

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    Default Re: Union Organizing a Civil Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti View Post
    It is already a civil right under the 14th Amendment, which is prevalent to an individual's or individuals 1st Amendment Right.

    Fourteenth Amendment - U.S. Constitution - FindLaw
    So is voting, but conservative lawmakers have managed to get several laws in place that make it more difficult for sections of the population (that is, people who would vote for Democratic candidates, such as students, African-Americans, and the poor) to be able to vote. I see nothing wrong with a law explicitly stating that organizing, joining and supporting a union and collectively bargaining is a protected right. These days, it can't be said often enough.

 

 

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