The Right to Work for less money

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    I'm not sure what to think about 'Right to Work' laws in general. As far as I see it, if a union can persuade an employer to run a 'closed shop' (ie require that all employees are union members) then the employer should be able to agree to such terms. But the Right to Work laws, most of which ban this kind of exclusive labor contract - or neuter it to a degree, have broad appeal because of the general perception that unions negotiate with unfair advantage, essentially forcing employers into such agreements via collective bargaining rules.

    Yesterday, on the radio, I heard Obama claim that the Right to Work laws are really about "the right to work for less money". This comment has been ringing in my ears and its finally dawned on my how utterly profound and true it really is. So, what do you all say? Is it important to protect the right to work for less money? Or should such a vile act be deemed a crime?
     
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    It isn't about the right to work for less money. It's about the right to work and not being forced to join a union. Let's cut the bullshit. And there's at least 2 if not 3 other threads on this.
     
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    Labor's share of national income is at a 60 year low....... in Europe.


    Even the socialists can't make unions work for the prosperity of the common man anymore.
     
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    Oh whatthefuck ever. What about the right to work and not be forced to join a club, forced to pay for the privilege of being in that club and be told how to vote and think?

    Obama's a fucking tool who is the lucky recipient of a gazillion union $$ confiscated from its brain-dead members... of course he's "pro-union".
     
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    "It's about safety". Okay then we have:



    Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a federal agency of the United States that regulates workplace safety and health
     
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    I don't think it's bullshit at all. I think the right to work for less money is crucial to productive society. Many of our problems, especially economic problems, are created exactly when we try to interfere with this right. The right to work for less money is what provides all of us with the good and services we need at reasonable prices.
     
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    If you are talking about Michigan in particular, they already have the right to work for less money. In Michigan workers can opt out of unions. And opt out of benefiting from collective bargaining.
     
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    It's not a right but a choice/decision.
     
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    How hopelessly naive and frankly, dumb.
     
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    That'd be cool if all government interference between labor and management were cut out.

    You'd support that, right?

    Free Markets!
     

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