Right to Freeload Legislation Readied in Indiana

From the headline you’ll know where I stand on so called Right to Work legislation.  The bosses have the right to organize; the workers have none.  Or, more cleverly, as Ron Paul has it, workers have the right to organize but none to ensure that those who benefit from their work, pay their share.  And those who fawn at the feet of business are out to load even more gold on their boat.

 

Nearly a year after legislatures in Wisconsin and several other Republican-dominated states curbed the power of public sector unions, lawmakers are now turning their sights toward private sector unions, setting up what is sure to be another political storm.

The thunderclouds are gathering first here in Indiana. The leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature say that when the legislative session opens on Wednesday, their No. 1 priority will be to push through a business-friendly piece of legislation known as a right-to-work law.

… Right-to-work laws prohibit union contracts at private sector workplaces from requiring employees to pay any dues or other fees to the union. In states without such laws, workers at unionized workplaces generally have to pay such dues or fees.

Many right-to-work supporters say it is morally wrong to force unwilling workers to contribute to unions, while opponents argue that it is wrong to allow “free riders” not to support the unions that represent them in negotiations and arbitrations.

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