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Unions-A-Q

24 Nov

President Biden and liberals in Congress are continuing to push the infrastructure bill in spite of its massive expense and extensive pork barrel spending designed to entice people to support the party. The bill contains dangerous clauses designed to advance the power and reach of the unions. It would abolish the Right to Work laws in those States where they exist and would give the unions complete control of the federal, State and local governments, as well as complete control of the corporations where they currently exist. It would be impossible to get a government job or a job in a major industry without belonging to the union and paying union dues. Workers would be forced to support liberal politicians and liberal causes even though they believe they are morally wrong and they would have no say where their dues go. Such control violates the American ideal of equal opportunity for all and the Christian belief that all men are endowed by their creator with certain rights including that of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Men should be free to join such unions if they feel the union can help them better themselves but should not be forced to join them if they want to work.

 

 
 

Unions-A-P

24 Nov

Over the years, unions have gained a great deal of control over many large industries as well as most State and federal agencies. A number of States have Right to Work laws which protect workers from being forced to join the union, but most States do not. Due to union control, many positions pay well above the average, but are closed to anyone who doesn’t join the union and pay dues, forcing workers to accept union control or forfeit the job. A lot of that dues money goes to support union bosses and left-wing politicians that protect the unions. Millions of dollars of forced unions dues are used to fund radical left wing politicians and most politicians they help support causes like abortion and Gay privilege which many workers oppose. Only a few States allow workers to withhold that part of their dues that goes to support political candidates and political causes. As a result, many workers are forced to support causes they oppose, in return for the privilege of getting a high paying job.

 

 
 

Previous Posts 9/12

02 Oct

This is the ninth in the series of previous posts and highlights
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Unions-A-O

30 Jan

Unions are continuing to push for laws to extend their power over government and businesses and are working to repeal laws that protect worker’s rights. In many government offices, you have to belong to the union or you can’t work there. Thus, workers are forced to join the union in order to get a job, even though they do not agree with union positions. In other government offices, workers who don’t belong to the union still have to pay union dues even though they do not receive any benefits from the union. Either way, their union dues go to support huge lobbying efforts for many issues, such as abortion, that have nothing to do with employment. The unions use their huge membership to scare legislators into supporting issues which the unions support under the pretense that their members support those causes in spite of the fact that many do not. In addition, they spend large sums of money collected by coercion from their membership to support candidates who will support union causes. People should have a right to work even if they don’t support abortion and Gay rights and should not be forced to support causes that they oppose.

 
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Unions-A-N

10 Oct

Unions have a strangle hold on government and many large corporations requiring them to hire only union workers and contract with union controlled companies. As a result, it blocks job seekers from those jobs unless they join the union and pay dues which support tax and spend politicians who pass laws which support the unions and destroy the federal budget. Such laws include laws preventing employers from firing lazy or destructive workers crippling productivity, requiring far more employees than necessary to complete jobs and crippling regulations that escalate costs, to protect union workers. In addition, they pass laws that cripple small businesses to force out competition. In addition, unions gotten laws enacted in many States that prevent the government from contracting with non-union companies denying them the right to bid on government contracts. While unions once did a great deal of good in establishing fair pay and safer work conditions, unions have become drunk with power and now victimize the workers they claim to protect.

 
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Unions-A-M

10 Oct

Federal law states that government workers can opt out of paying union dues to support political causes they do not agree with but unions are fighting attempts to notify them of that right and prevent them from exercising that right in order to keep the money rolling in to support the union’s political causes. Some States controlled by Democrats are blocking attempts to inform workers of their rights and prevent them from exercising their rights. The Governor of Alaska signed a bill to enable government workers to exercise their rights under federal law but the unions are fighting to prevent that. If the unions really cared about the workers and wanted to help them, they would be working to help workers exercise their right to choose where their money goes.

 
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Unions-A-L

19 Sep

A bill, “the Freedom from Union Violence Act” has been introduced in Congress which would hold unions accountable for violent attempts to extort benefits from corporations. The 1946 Hobbs Act made violent extortion a federal crime but the 1973 Enmons decision exempted unions from prosecution when the violence was committed in pursuit of legitimate union objectives. As if pursuing a legitimate cause excuses criminal behavior. While unions aren’t as violent as they used to be because they now have tremendous economic leverage, they still occasionally resort to threats and intimidation. Violence should not be condoned for any reason.

 
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Unions-A-K

12 Sep

The government has created a complex maze to cover unions. Those unions in companies in the private sector are covered under the National Labor Relations Act which allows States to enact Right to Work legislation to protect workers from being coerced by unions, however railroad and airline workers are covered under the Railway Labor Act which does not fall under the States Right to Work laws because it involves travel across State lines and allows bosses to fire workers who refuse to support the union. State and federal workers are of course covered under their respective jurisdictions. As a result, it is necessary to get both State and federal Right to Work laws to limit union power to force workers into supporting unions they do not want to support, just to get a job. In addition, they should not be forced to support liberal causes they do not agree with, especially when they have no relationship to the union’s bargaining. It is important to elect representatives to Congress who will enact laws to limit union power.

 
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