Collective bargaining rights~to mean the right of a union to bargain with an employer who must, by law, bargain in good faith. It also includes the right of a union to negotiate even for employees who don't want to be members of the union and don't want to pay dues to the union. So "collective bargaining rights" really mean the power to force others--to pay the dues and/or to join the union and/or to give up their power to negotiate with an employer. So the alleged right is really the "right" to monopolize the supply of labor to an employer. That's a phony right, not a real right. It's really a power.
Many unions have won higher wages and better working conditions for their members. In doing so, however, they have reduced the number of jobs available in unionized companies. That second effect occurs because of the basic law of demand: if unions successfully raise the price of labor, employers will purchase less of it. Thus, unions are a major anticompetitive force in labor markets. Their gains come at the expense of consumers, nonunion workers, the jobless, taxpayers, and owners of corporations.
Answer by goodwitch399 at 3:41 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
So the alleged right is really the "right" to monopolize the supply of labor to an employer. That's a phony right, not a real right. It's really a power.
yes, I completely agree with this statement.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:35 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by goodwitch399 at 3:37 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
I was going to post this little gem separately, but I think it will fit in VERY nicely in this thread!! Says it ALL. and straight from the horse's mouth!!
The following is but a glimpse inside the mindset of the outgoing general counsel of the NEA in 2009...
"It's not about the merit of their positions, it's not about caring about children, it's not about a vision of great schools for every child... it's about power... it's about paying dues... it's about advancing the interests of education employees..."
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