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Might you agree with a National Right to Work Act?

 

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), introduced the National Right to Work Act to “reduce workplace discrimination by protecting the free choice of individuals to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities,” according to a statement.


Seven other Republicans signed onto the effort: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.), James Risch (Idaho), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and David Vitter (La.).


“Facing a steady decline in membership, unions have turned to strong-arm political tactics to make forced unionization the default position of every American worker, even if they don’t want it,” Hatch said. “This is simply unacceptable. At the very least, it should be the policy of the U.S. government to ensure that no employee will be forced to join a union in order to get or keep their job.”


From 2000 to 2008, about 4.7 million Americans moved from forced-union to right to work states and a recent study found that there is "a very strong and highly statistically significant relationship between right-to-work laws and economic growth," and that from 1977 to 2007, right-to-work states experienced a 23 percent faster growth in per capita income than states with forced unionization.

 

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No Bill #/ text just yet...  Based on Preliminary information (as provided in links), is this something you would consider as a positive for American jobs? Economic growth?

 

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:59 AM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • reduce workplace discrimination by protecting the free choice of individuals to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities,”


    yes

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:24 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Absolutely would support it.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:25 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • As long as the company cannot restrict it as some do now

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:26 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • yes, if it also included that unions couldn't just deduct dues from people who choose not to join.
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 12:33 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • yes, if it also included that unions couldn't just deduct dues from people who choose not to join.


    I agree...


     

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 12:38 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I thoroughly agree that NO one should be forced to pay into a union or join one.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:55 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • It was my understanding he was supposed to wait till next week to announce it.
    I guess he just couldn't keep it under wraps any longer.
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    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:12 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • No one is forced to join a union. If you don't like the job don't take it.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:01 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • no one is currently forced into unions - if you are a teacher and dont want to join you dont have to....
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 3:38 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Texas and 25 other states are already right to work states and even the unions function better in those states.
    i think it's fine to have a National Right to Work Law
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:46 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

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