We all know you hate labor unions but do you hate collective bargaining itself?

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    Just curious about this, not looking for the same old rant about unions being selfish or corrupt but an exploration of a right (collective bargaining) that did not always exist and seems to be in greater peril than ever. To be specific: Do American workers have the right to collectively bargain, to strike if unsuccessful, and to be protected from undue retaliation under the law?
     
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    We all know you hate puppies, but do you hate babies, too?

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    Do managers have the right to negotiate freely and fire anyone they don't want working for them anymore?
     
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    they have very right to get together and try and bargain all they want. The also have every right to strike and walk off the job to try an force their employer to meet their terms and do as they want...


    however.... the employer should ALSO have the right to fire anyone who walks off the job, obstructs others from doing their jobs or preventing anyone from patronizing the employer....and replacing them.
     
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    That would kind of negate the sole leverage workers have in a strike would it not? So the your answer is no?
     
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    What is undue retaliation?
     
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    No, it would not.

    Once again, the Left inhabits a world where businesses do not need customers or employees and don't worry about competitors. Poor misinformed fools.
     
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    now now... don't put words in my mouth. My answer is YES... they have a right to strike.

    however...

    actions have consequences..... if you want to walk off the job.... don't expect your job back.
     
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    The whole idea of everyone walking off the job is to bring what every the job is.... to a screeching halt.

    fine... if they can get an employer to bow to that pressure.... fine.

    if not... and an employer digs in and replaces everyone..... then they lost. Pretty simple.

     
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    What do you think is justified retaliation? Chances are they illegal under current labor laws, strikes used to be bloody affairs before the government extended protections to strikers both at the gates of the factory and at the negotiation table yet many seem to have a problem with this policy in the US government and would dismantle the NLRB entirely and the legal power they have to bring strikes to a peaceful conclusion.
     

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