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2017 is right-to-work's watershed year
2/8/17

“Workers should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to join or fund a union without fear of losing their jobs. With the recent adoption of a right-to-work law in Missouri, 28 states now protect that freedom.”


“Without question, the issues of fairness and respect for individual choice were instrumental in creating the right-to-work watershed. But another factor was the clear economic advantage that states enjoyed once they expanded worker freedom by adopting right-to-work.

In the 35-year period between 1977 and 2012, right-to-work states grew their employment by 105.3 percent—more than double the 50 percent growth experienced by states without right to work.

This trend is repeated in more recent data as well. From 2000 to 2015, states with a right-to-work law increased personal income by 91 percent, compared to just 72 percent in states without one. Naturally, along with the increased income possibilities, the same period saw right-to-work states increase their population by 22.3 percent while states without the law experienced an increase of just 9.5 percent.”


Full article: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/2017-i...le/2614303

GREAT ARTICLE WITH LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION.
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Congress Considers National Right-To-Work Bill: Beginning of the End for Unions?
February 8, 2017

Full article at: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/cong...end-unions

RE: the National Right-to-Work Act (H.R. 825)
The full text of the bill is available at http://joewilson.house.gov/sites/joewils...%20Act.pdf
It is a good beginning, but if unions are so good circAdian industry why would right to work be the end of them (sarc). Actually it would be a great test to see if they can sell their product instead of extorting money from people who just want to work.
(02-09-2017 07:40 AM)Islander Wrote: [ -> ]It is a good beginning, but if unions are so good circAdian industry why would right to work be the end of them (sarc). Actually it would be a great test to see if they can sell their product instead of extorting money from people who just want to work.

Well said, Islander, and that's exactly why I believe the truly good unions in Maine will not be negatively impacted by passing a RTW law here too... as already proven in other states.

2017 is the perfect time to end Forced Unionism in Maine.
Back in the late 70's I pondered going to work at the Bucksport mill. The biggest problem was that after the first week you were FORCED to join the union....or have dues taken from your paycheck anyway.

I would not work where that was FORCED onto anyone, nor would I do so today.

Like Islander says, if the union is THAT good.....it should sell itself!

In any case, choice should be the right of free people, not "coercion"!

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Right-to-work court case could have national impact on unions

February 10, 2017


“A landmark right-to-work lawsuit playing out in Illinois has captured widespread attention amid expectations the case could land before the Supreme Court – and potentially have national implications for an estimated 20 million government workers.

Pat Hughes, who’s representing the three plaintiffs in the Illinois case, predicted a ruling in their favor could even establish right-to-work policies coast-to-coast.

"This decision would ostensibly make all of the country right-to-work because you couldn't force people to affiliate with a union,” Hughes said.

Right-to-work laws make it illegal for unions to force workers into paying dues. Because Illinois is not a right-to-work state, it remains legal there for unions to automatically take out a ‘fair-share’ fee from a worker’s paycheck, which typically happens when a union represents the majority of employees. Unions argue they negotiate a better wage, health care and working environment for all employees so the fair-share fee is a small price to ask.”

Full report at: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/...ions.html#
Unions are communist organization at worst, socialist at best. Union leaders sure live large on the backs of the people they claim to represent. And in some respects it is nothing more than legal extortion in order to fund the DNC.
Will “Right-to-Work” become Federal law?

February 13, 2017

“According to Danielle Petaja of the firm Saul Ewing, LLP, representatives from Iowa (King-R) and South Carolina (Wilson-R) have introduced into the House a bill called the National Right to Work Act” (H.R. 785). This bill would remove the union security clause from the NLRA and essentially make all states “right-to-work” states.

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According to Petaja this legislation has the best chance in decades to pass. Citing growth in jobs in many “right-to-work” states the current administration is in favor of the legislation. Petaja says that the Senate will need 8 Democrats to join the Republicans in order to overcome a filibuster by the Democrats. She quotes White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who said “The president believes in right to work. He wants to give workers and companies the flexibility to do what’s in the best interest for job creators.””

Full article: http://omegahrsolutions.com/2017/02/will...l-law.html

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MORE GREAT INFO
the union bosses don’t want you to know about…

February 13, 2017
“Labor unions can do well in right-to-work states”

“I have been a labor union business agent and organizer for the AFL-CIO for eight years. I have worked in both Right to Work states and forced unionism states. We have had higher paying contracts in a Right to Work state than in a forced unionism state. Labor unions can do very well in Right to Work states.”

Full details at http://themissouritimes.com/37976/letter...rk-states/
The inconvenient truth Big Labor doesn’t want to share with America
February 15, 2017

“Labor leaders face an inconvenient truth. Despite spending millions of dollars on campaigns like the “Fight for $15 and a Union,” while receiving unprecedented help from a labor-friendly Obama administration, unions have seen little return on investment in their membership rolls.

Take the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the organizer of “$15 and a Union”—the push for a $15 minimum wage and unionized fast-food sector.

According to the SEIU’s most recent filing with the Labor Department, the union spent at least $20 million on the Fight for $15 in 2015. This increases the total to roughly $70 million since the campaign began in 2012.

Yet, despite seven-figure public relations retainers, the SEIU’s membership has dipped in recent years: The SEIU claimed 1,921,786 union members in 2011, the year prior to the start of the Fight for $15—almost 34,000 more employees than it had in 2015. The union’s 2016 filing will likely continue the downward trend.”

“A National Right to Work Act would similarly—albeit less comprehensively—transfer power from labor leaders to blue-collar employees. “

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/02/1...rica.html#

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Please contact the offices of Congressman Bruce Poliquin and Senator Susan Collins and ask them to support passing the National Right-To-Work Act in 2017.
The DC telephone switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121.

It's time to end Forced Unionism in all of our USA,
and passing the National RTW Act is the best way to do that.
Boy ,the 70 million spent sure would have helped their underpaid members. I guess it just the business owners money they want to spread around, not the dues they collect.
With Judge Gorsuch now confirmed for the SCOTUS, he will clearly play a major role for this important issue. Here's a new article with lots of related details:

United States: With America's Attention on Supreme Court Nomination, Congress Pushes Federal "Right-To-Work" Bill
Last Updated: April 7 2017

“Most recently, congressional Republicans introduced two bills, H.R. 744, styled the "Truth in Employment Act of 2017," which would amend the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") to allow nonunion employer discrimination against potential employees on the basis of a candidate's perceived desire to advocate for unionization,1 and H.R. 785, the "National Right-to-Work Act," which would amend the NLRA and the Railway Labor Act to prohibit the mandatory collection of "fair share fees" for nonunion employees.2”

Full article at: http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/584...oWork+Bill
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