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  •  Right to Work = Right to Freeload (4+ / 0-)

    In a so-called Right to Work state, a union is required to represent an individual, even if said individual is not a dues-paying member of the union. In a Right to Work (for Less) state, it is illegal for the union to tell non-payers to shove it. Do you understand now?

    In Michigan's case, the current system is that individuals have a choice of whether to join a union if their place of employment has a union. If they join the union and pay dues, they get all the benefits that being a member of a union offers. If they choose not to join the union, they don't pay the dues, and they don't get all the benefits. No one is forced to join a union.

    The term "right to work" is poisonous marketing, but it's effective and has been for decades, since so many people believe it means what you think it does.

    "I kept the faith and I kept voting Not for the iron fist but for the helping hand For theirs is a land with a wall around it And mine is a faith in my fellow man." -- Billy Bragg

    by kideni on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 06:38:58 AM PST

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