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  •  i am aware of that fact, (0+ / 0-)

    which is not the point of the objection, as i explained.  the "transaction" i was referring to was the contribution of fees in exchange for the terms of a collectively bargained for contract.  whether one then "joins" the union is entirely up to them, but the economics are already settled regardless.  that's what right-to-work folks reject, and they use language similar to that in the diary to make the point, rightly declining to elevate form over substance.  There are cogent and compelling reasons why the agency shop is better public policy, but rugged individualism ain't one of them.  

    The study of law was certainly a strange discipline. -- Yukio Mishima

    by Loge on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 04:47:52 PM PDT

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    •  well, (0+ / 0-)

      if the economics were not set by collective bargaining, they would be set by unilateral stipulation on the employer's part.  In neither case does an individual worker have a significant say in the matter.

      Ask your barista what her degree is in.

      by happymisanthropy on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 07:29:39 PM PDT

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      •  those are the "cogent and compelling" (0+ / 0-)

        reasons i was referring to.  yet for whatever reason anti-union folks have succeeded in treating this as one of individual choice which is why it's best to try a different framing.  And different spox from Grayson, but that's another matter.

        The study of law was certainly a strange discipline. -- Yukio Mishima

        by Loge on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 05:46:02 AM PDT

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