The biggest myth about labor unions is that unions are for the workers. Unions are for unions, just as corporations are for corporations and politicians are for politicians.
Nothing shows the utter cynicism of the unions and the politicians who do their bidding like the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" that the Obama administration tried to push through Congress. Employees' free choice as to whether or not to join a union is precisely what that legislation would destroy.
Workers already have a free choice in secret-ballot elections conducted under existing laws. As more and more workers in the private sector have voted to reject having a union represent them, the unions' answer has been to take away secret-ballot elections.
Under the "Employee Free Choice Act," unions would not have to win in secret-ballot elections in order to represent the workers. Instead, union representatives could simply collect signatures from the workers until they had a majority.
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Answer by Kathy675 at 11:06 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 12:25 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
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Answer by May-20 at 7:32 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Absolutely! EFCA is a horrible piece of legislation that does nothing of what it's title leads you to believe. Unless they really mean that you will be freed from the ability to make a choice. A simple majority means 50% + 1 and the law allows union reps to bother employees at home as many times as it needs to in order to obtain a signed card. It takes away the secret ballot so that anyone that wants to actively disagree with the majority of the union members and representatives have to do so publicly, and we see how diplomatic they take disagreement (sarcasm).
Yes, I agree with Sowell. Unions are not for the workers, they are for their dues.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:52 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:16 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by meriana at 8:18 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
And btw, the comment made about Lewis being a great oil salesman is true. It was during the 50's when Lewis was on top that coal mining started to decline as petroleum was being used more and more for transportation and industry. Causing the greatest US Internal migration ever, from Appalachia to Industrialized areas like Cleveland and Detroit, Chicago. People fled coal mining for gasoline driven industry to finally become prosperous with employment. And then of course, the Unions took over Manufacturing in those regions-which are now ghost towns. Wherever the Unions were, poverty now reigns.
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:23 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:25 AM on Mar. 9, 2011