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October 17, 2017
Republicans are planning to break unions for good
Posted On: Feb 02, 2017

Excellent article on the Guardian site today. A couple of excerpts:
"A national right to work law has been a pipe dream of corporate lobbyists, the chamber of commerce, the Koch brothers, and the politicians on their payroll for decades, and is about to become a reality. ...
"The main lie told by right to work proponents is that such laws put an end to “compulsory union membership.” It’s flat out false; there is no such thing, and hasn’t been since 1947, when the Taft Hartley Act made the closed shop – a type of contract where union membership was a condition of employment – illegal. Nowhere in the US, whether you’re in a right to work state or not, can you be forced to be a member of a union, or fired for refusing to join one.
"The second lie is that such laws protect workers from having their dues money go to political causes they don’t support. Nowhere in the country can you be forced to donate to a politician, campaign, or political organization you don’t support. If you’re a dues-paying union member, you already have a right to simply not donate to your union’s political fund, and plenty of union members exercise it.
Check it out at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/02/republicans-unions-right-to-work-bill


 
 
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