'Right to work' is what works for the American worker

Monday, September 7, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

punching into workAs the push for and against right to work continues, an advocate for workers against coercive union power and compulsory unionism abuses is remembering the "hardworking individuals who served you throughout the pandemic."

According to its website, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is opposed to right to work laws:

'Right to work' is the name for a policy designed to take away rights from working people. Backers of right to work laws claim that these laws protect workers against being forced to join a union. The reality is that federal law already makes it illegal to force someone to join a union.

The real purpose of Right to Work laws is to tilt the balance toward big corporations and further rig the system at the expense of working families. These laws make it harder for working people to form unions and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions.

Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and the National Right to Work Committee, says workers should not be forced to pay dues or fees as a condition of employment if they do not want to be part of the union.

"Union bosses continue to look to government to grant them more special powers to compel more workers to associate with unions against their will," says Mix in a video on the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation website. "This is especially demonstrated by the overwhelming forced dues-funded support from top union bosses for Joe Biden, whose platform includes wiping out every state right to work law by federal fiat, authorizing federal bureaucrats to impose forced dues contracts over the objections of both businesses and individual workers, and by mandating the abuse-prone card check process so union bosses can corral millions of workers into unions without even a secret ballot vote."

Mix

And while the AFL-CIO is encouraging union members to honor their "union brothers, sisters, and friends, and fight for the political candidates who will put America's workers first," Mix is encouraging right to work supporters to "think back to the hardworking individuals who served you throughout the pandemic."

"Remember, they deserve a choice," says Mix. "Let's celebrate American workers by being vigilant for attempts to undercut their freedoms."

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