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Eric Johnson
03-25-2011, 10:59 PM
This was just adopted in Alabama and it's in a Federal lawsuit after just a month. In the Alabama case, the Judge granted a temporary restraing order to prevent implementation on April 1st. If the union prevails at this level, the State will appeal immediately to the 11th and the fight will be on.

Candidly, I don't see how the union position will prevail because there's nothing wrong with a union member writing a check. The union's position is that this is unconstitutional because they will lose membership. Duh?

Eric
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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/fl-bill-bans-automatic-union-dues-20110325,0,1209569.story

http://tinyurl.com/6ffeh3m

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House delivered a major blow to public employee unions Friday, approving a bill that would ban automatic dues deduction from a government paycheck and require members to sign off on the use of their dues for political purposes.

Democrats and Republicans fought over the legislation for just under two hours. Democrats and labor unions have accused conservatives of "union-busting" and said the bill was more about political payback than public policy. Unions have typically been big backers of Democratic candidates.

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Gerry Clinchy
03-26-2011, 09:11 AM
This idea of "union-busting" ... now that workers are aware that unions can be formed to represent them w/their employers (unlike before the advent of unions in the early industrial age), it would seem that if there are unjust working conditions or salaries, the workers would willingly & eagerly form new, or join existing unions, and happily write their checks individually. American workers are not likely to just "roll over" in the face of injustice in their workplace.

If the existing unions have been corrupted by their power (like many politicians!), then it would be a breath of fresh air for workers to form new ones & heed the lessons of the past, and make sure that their union dues are being used wisely, and not to fatten the personal wallets of their union bureaucracy or politicians through bribery.

road kill
03-26-2011, 12:35 PM
This idea of "union-busting" ... now that workers are aware that unions can be formed to represent them w/their employers (unlike before the advent of unions in the early industrial age), it would seem that if there are unjust working conditions or salaries, the workers would willingly & eagerly form new, or join existing unions, and happily write their checks individually. American workers are not likely to just "roll over" in the face of injustice in their workplace.

If the existing unions have been corrupted by their power (like many politicians!), then it would be a breath of fresh air for workers to form new ones & heed the lessons of the past, and make sure that their union dues are being used wisely, and not to fatten the personal wallets of their union bureaucracy or politicians through bribery.

This is the crux of the matter.
In WI state employees are FORCED to join the union.
The state is FORCED to deduct dues and deposit them in the unions account.

Walker wants that to end.
That is why all the cowardly, whiney, hippie crybabie union GOONS are kicking and screaming.
The gig is up!!

(In WI, this has nothing, zero, NOTTA to do with collective bargaining.
This has to do with union dues and compulsary membership.)

Then the union contributes to candidates election campaigns.
The union is the largest contributor to state candidates in WI.

And guess who 100% of the contributions go to???:rolleyes:

Then, when elected, using union funds, these very same politicians kneel before the union and service them.

And the "middle of the road independents" are fine with this.:confused:

My Dad raised me to know what was right and wrong.
I know exactly what this is.............:cool:




RK

Uncle Bill
03-26-2011, 02:17 PM
A "right to work" law is needed in these states. Unfortunately, the Governor of Indiana is about to back out from supporting his Republican legislators that passed that bill.

I put a thread up about Mr. Daniels looking more like a RINO every day, but have gotten zero response. We either don't have any Hoosiers on board, or those that were backing Daniels as a presidential candidate are discovering he's a paper tiger as well.

UB