To this day, I don't understand the love affair some of you have with unions. Many of you rail incessantly that corporations that scam and scheme to infringe upon "rights" of workers should be subject to more governmental control, that salaries should be subject to government imposed maximums, that business should be subject to ever increasing government regulation and over sight. But what about your beloved Unions? there are endless reports and yes lawsuits against unions for wrongful discrimination, intimidation , illegal fines and other activities, not to mention the same kind of corruption and backroom political deals that you accuse business of. Do you believe it is legal and ethical to force an employee to pay union dues if that employee does not want to join a union? Isn't denying employment to a person who does not choose to join a union discrimination on the same order as not hiring them because of race creed or color? Right to workgroups have been reporting union abuses, violence and intimidation and providing legal representation for people who have had their rights violated by unions and union members. Unions, particularly the UAW has taken right to work groups such as the National Right to Work Legal Foundation to court to attempt to obtain lists of contributors who support the foundations fight for voluntary unionism. Worker Advocate: How Dare You Threaten National Right to Work and Its Supporters on National TV, Mr. Gettelfinger! | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Angry auto union boss blames voluntary unionism group for the auto industry's problems, wants a list of the group's financial backers Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, made the following statement today in response to United Auto Workers (UAW) union president Ron Gettelfinger's angry lashing out on national television at the legal foundation's efforts to defend workers from forced unionism abuse: "How dare you blame the current debacle in the automotive business on efforts to give workers the right to join or not join a union. These problems have been caused by the forced unionism stranglehold you currently enjoy. "Make no mistake; you will never get your hands on the list of the National Right to Work Foundation's contributors.... Gettelfinger was referencing a 13-year legal battle by the UAW and 12 other international unions intended to force the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to reveal the names and addresses of its contributors. During the litigation, union lawyers finally admitted they wanted to send the contributor list to local union chiefs all over the country. They wanted to make discreet inquiries about the contributors in their areas. Just what kind of "discreet" inquiries do you think these union thugs...I mean representatives want to make into the lives of those who don't support forced unionism? Here are just a few more union highlights Agency Trial Judge Wonât Punish Union Officials for Threatening Non-Striking PVHMC Nurses with Fines, Jail | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Worker Seeks Injunction to Prevent Unwanted Union from Acquiring Confidential Personal Information | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation SEIU Union Hit with FEC Complaint for Illegal Political Fundraising Scheme | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Feds to Prosecute UAW Union Bosses for Blocking Job Promotions for Non-union Members | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation those are a minuscule sample of legal actions being taken against unions just this year. now what about Unions and corrupt politicians? It seems there is some evidence that the SEIU is involved in some particularly dirty deals with our good friend Blagojevich. [youtube]mkz0zjqy51U&eurl[/youtube] So the next time any of you want to extoll the virtue and benevolence of unions think of this woman Worker Files Civil Damages Lawsuit for Massive Union Harassment Campaign | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Hartford, Connecticut (July 24, 2008) Today, National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys are filing a state court lawsuit on behalf of a Connecticut resident who suffered from an ugly campaign of retaliation at the hands of area union officials. The suit alleges that union militants conspired to commit fraud and identity theft in order to bombard Patricia Pelletier with hundreds of mail-order magazines, violating her rights and sticking her with thousands of dollars in subscription and mail order fees. These few examples show that unions will go to any length necessary to intimidate those who believe they have the right NOT to join a union. Remember that when the Unions want card check rather than secret ballots.