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  •  The right to organize is not constitutionally (0+ / 0-)

    enshrined.  One has the constitutional right to freely associate and petition the government for redress of grievences, but there is limited (if any) constitutional protection for labor rights.  What protection that does exist is almost entirely statutory, based on the National Labor Relations Act (as amended).

    With the Decision Points Theater, the George W. Bush Presidential Library becomes the very first Presidential Library to feature a Fiction Section.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 01:26:18 PM PST

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      that would be so.
      thanks for confirming it.

      In Germany, any company/firm > 50 employees must have a works council, and how the workers choose to represent themselves there cant be interfered with by anyone.

      I´m not a lawyer or politician, but behaviour like that of this state representatives would be unthinkable in Germany; they would not only be politically dead immediately, but likely also be legally censured for unlawful interference with labor rights. (excuse me for possibly inadequate terminology)

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