Activists trying to Occupy the Super Bowl are protesting Indiana’s new “right to work” law.

Smiley: I am sickened by this “right to work” status that the state of Indiana now has.

West: “Right to work” means workers can’t come together, can’t fight management on an even playing field.

   

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Greetings: To My Dearest Tavis & Dr. West,

"This is unbelieveable!" ... I'm in complete agreement with both of your comments! ... Please keep in mind, this is all apart of the (set-up format) for the: "New One World Global Government!" ... "It's truly sad, but, the American's (human rights) are slowly being taken away from them, and many are not even ("aware") as to what's taken place" ...

"Thanks" for sharing your thoughts, and for keep us all informed!" ... (smile) ...

Sincerely, with warmest regards & blessings,
Ms. Deborah J. Steele
2/05/12

Mr smiley I was a labor leader in the state of Iowa (a right to work state )and while I believe choice has always been a bench mark of democracy, I belive collective bargening  also empowers the masses. The greatest union for me is and still is the union of states. When the masses agree on on a course and action , dictatorship is triumphed. As we did to England. But to deny choice is also dictatorship.Del Spiegel

Some big time labor organizations have become a safe haven for the elite public employers. They are being used as political hammers to elect various people in office, and often at the expense of workers. I too was a labor leader who had to sue the AFT several times for their outright misrepresentation of me. Many are not aware that when you are in a union, some of your constitutional rights are being flushed down the toilet. For example, I sued my public employer (Board of Ed). I won judgments against it and some of its officials. I also won judgment against the union and officials. They made up a lie and claimed the judgments were void because I had no right to go to court I could only go to arbitration under the collective bargaining agreement. When I tried, the union denied me a right to arbitration, only it and the employer could file. The union then refused me a right to not be in it and I was forced to pay full dues to a union that was defendants in my cases against me. I should have had a right to quit under the Right To Work law, but the Union refused to acknowledge that. So don't tell me in all cases unions are good, I know personally that is not true. I am not against all unions, but I have a right to choose if I want to be in one or not.

Jacquelyn,

Freedom, unions and all; the issue is that many folks have conned themselves into believing that something is right and proper only when they are doing it; when others do it, it is blue murder! I agree with your point about freedom to choose to belong or not belong to unions, but unions recognize that a single dissenter is all the bad breed of a management needs to resume its ploy of divide-and-rule. Freedom is never free; it always has a price tag. No one would smile at paying dues to a body that shows up in court standing as defendant in one's case. Your feeling is perfectly normal. I would treat unions the same way I treat people; on their own merits!
Jacquelyn N'Jai said:

Some big time labor organizations have become a safe haven for the elite public employers. They are being used as political hammers to elect various people in office, and often at the expense of workers. I too was a labor leader who had to sue the AFT several times for their outright misrepresentation of me. Many are not aware that when you are in a union, some of your constitutional rights are being flushed down the toilet. For example, I sued my public employer (Board of Ed). I won judgments against it and some of its officials. I also won judgment against the union and officials. They made up a lie and claimed the judgments were void because I had no right to go to court I could only go to arbitration under the collective bargaining agreement. When I tried, the union denied me a right to arbitration, only it and the employer could file. The union then refused me a right to not be in it and I was forced to pay full dues to a union that was defendants in my cases against me. I should have had a right to quit under the Right To Work law, but the Union refused to acknowledge that. So don't tell me in all cases unions are good, I know personally that is not true. I am not against all unions, but I have a right to choose if I want to be in one or not.

For those who are not familiar with the RIGHT TO WORK ACT: here are some components as set out in Wikipedia:

Proponents of right-to-work laws point to the Constitutional right to freedom of association, as well as the common-law principle of private ownership of property. They argue that workers should be free to join unions and to refrain, and thus sometimes refer to non-right-to-work states as "forced unionism" states.


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Jackie N'Jai

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