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  •  There is no state in the union where people do not (1+ / 0-)
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    have a right to collective bargaining.

    There are, however, states in which union power -- and the right to collect dues with which to finance operations -- is seriously diluted by the inability to enforce union shops.

    Freeloaders can get the benefit of wages and benefits negotiated by the unions without paying dues or being bound by union rules.

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    by dinotrac on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 09:44:24 AM PST

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    •  In NC there is no (3+ / 0-)
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      "collective bargaining." So you can form a "club" and call it a union, but businesses are not required to negotiate w/ the club. And state and municipal workers in NC are legally FORBIDDEN from unionizing.

      •  North Carolina is no different from any other (0+ / 0-)

        right to work state -- and it can't be because of the federal laws.

        At least for private sector employees.

        But...
        the Wagner act does not apply to public employees, so...government workers do form a special case.

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        by dinotrac on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 01:23:41 PM PST

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