It's here; a National Right to Work Law

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

When Trump traveled the Nation, and told groups of people and the media that he liked Right to Work laws, you would think that union members and their leaders would have steered clear and done everything in their power to prevent him from becoming President.  Well they didn't and sadly we all have what's coming to us. 

On Wednesday Reps. Joe Wilson of South Carolina and Steve King of Iowa are introducing a National Right to Work law which would amend the National Labor Relations Act and not require all employees in a union shop to pay dues as a condition of employment.  If this law passes, unions will be forced to provide services and protection to worker's who don't pay-in. This move will inevitably weaken, and quite possibly, destroy the union movement as we know it.
Right to Work (for less) is not new to this nation. Twenty-eight states have passed Right to Work laws. Most recently, Kentucky and West Virginia passed the legislation with Missouri close to making it the law of the land any day now. The Trump Train is in no doubt responsible for this recent push and this is not an isolated movement in Midwestern or deep Southern states. New Hampshire is expected to become a Right to Work (for less) state and its impact will be tremendous in the Northeast.

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