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  •  I am not sure you understand my comment (1+ / 0-)
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    Nina Katarina

    many managers are too lazy or know of no other way of "controlling" the employees except through fear--it is a very strong emotion in people, until you reach that breaking point.  And most people are not brought up with a "work ethic" that prompts them to do their best no matter what or how they feel.  Managing takes a great amount of maturity and creativity to be done well.

    •  I totally agree (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Portia Elm

      I was just mentioning that California is a right to work state, but many employers do not abuse that. Many find it surprising that we are right to work with our supposed liberal values here.

      All of the managers I know who state that they are glad people quit, suck as leaders.

      "Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.” --Lord Vetinari

      by voracious on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 11:22:38 AM PDT

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      •  no, California is not "right to work" (0+ / 0-)

        "right to work" is a phony term that means it is illegal for a company and a labor union to sign a contract that says that everyone in a given category must be a union member.  California has no such law.

        If anything, "right to work" is an impediment to freedom.  Imagine a law forbidding an employer from negotiating an exclusive contract with a temp agency.  Libertarians love contracts with one exception: they loathe union contracts and consider any that exist non-binding.

        As others have said, you are confusing this with another term, "at will" employment, which only affects non-union employees, who can be fired at will. For union employees, it depends on what the contract says.

        •  Federal law already (0+ / 0-)

          stipulates that nobody can be forced to join a union as a condition of employment. What right to work does is make it unlawful to require non-members to pay agency fees to cover their share of the costs of bargaining and representation, which the law requires the union to provide to all workers in a bargaining unit, members or not. So essentially, rtw is the right to freeload, to receive something for nothing, the intent being to financially cripple the unions, since unions are generally supporters of the Democratic party.

          Strange, isn't it... Republicans, who rail against the poor for not paying their fair share of taxes, and oppose the ACA because they don't want to pay for someone else's trip to the doctor, eagerly forcing unions to provide services to people who do not have to pay. Hypocrisy, thy name is GOP.

          "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

          by happy camper on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 05:55:52 AM PDT

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          •  There's a method in their hypocrisy. (0+ / 0-)

            The reason conservatives love "right to work" (for less) laws is that they believe unions cannot survive for long if they have to represent workers who do not pay dues.  And yes, union members themselves do consider those workers who do not pay dues, but go to the union when they have a problem with management, freeloaders.

            The real reason RTW laws were passed in Southern states initially, and in other states now, is to PREVENT union organizing.  Companies which started in union-friendly states and have "traditional" unions have so far stayed union, but the unions in their RTW locations are not as strong (despite spirited enthusiasm and effort) as those in other locations, because they cannot raise as much in dues.

            And to correct some propaganda from right wing nuts: labor unions today are NOT so wealthy that they can pay millionaire officers (as implied by the term "union bosses" but never "company bosses"); they do NOT try to make work rules that excuse slacking or incompetence, in fact they help teach good work ethics (partly to reduce the union steward's workload by preventing grievances); and they do NOT have a "political slush fund of dues money," because they obey campaign laws to the letter (and the spirit), collecting ONLY voluntary donations to SEPARATE political action funds, which do not commingle with dues in any way.

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