UPDATE: February 1, 2012: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed in to law the Indiana “Right-to-Work Law”, making Indiana the 23rd state in the nation to become a Right-to-Work state! (New Map below)
With the latest UNION THUGGARY and threats against FORD, it would seem to me that it would be in FORD’s best interest to MOVE from a FORCED UNION state to a right-tp-work state.
We currently have 13 million American’s unemployed who would LOVE to work, make $29 an hour PLUS another $27 an hour in benefits.
Beats the heck out of that what, $1,300 a month unemployment check with NO benefits?!
The UNIONS are out-of-control and need to be put in their place. Tax Payers should no longer be forced to put up with the UNION THUGGARY and be forced to feed their greed!
As of January 1, 2011 there are 22 states that are “Right-to-Work” states. What this means is that companies and employees within these 22 states have the RIGHT to join or not join a union and pay or not pay said union dues.
As background, in 1947, Congress amended the National Labor Relations Act with the Taft-Hartley Amendments which, among other things, gave states the right to establish “Right-to-Work” laws. Until the Taft-Hartley Amendments, from 1935 to 1947, private-sector workers in all 50 could be required to pay dues to a union or, if not, be fired from their jobs. The ability of states to have Right-to-Work laws is contained in a single paragraph within the National Labor Relations Act (Section 14 [b]), which states:
(b) [Agreements requiring union membership in violation of State law] Nothing in this Act [subchapter] shall be construed as authorizing the execution or application of agreements requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment in any State or Territory in which such execution or application is prohibited by State or Territorial law.
As a result of this one section being inserted into the 1947 amendments, states (through their legislatures) could determine whether or not to be a Right-to-Work state, or a forced-dues state.
In October of 2010, Democrat Congressman Brad Sherman introduced legislation that would remove the one section that allows states the “right-to-work” status and would then make then FORCED-DUES states, giving unions the ability to have workers FIRED for not paying union dues or fees!
Clearly, as we have seen in Wisconsin the Democrats were not able to give their UNION thugs-AKA the Political Campaign piggy banks- what they wanted!