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While this certainly will garner a Presidential veto if passed, it only takes 67 Senate votes to override said presidential veto.
via the National Right To Work Committee:
Washington, DC (January 29, 2015) –Today, Congressman Steve King (Republican-Iowa) along with 76 cosponsors introduced the National Right to Work Act (H.R. 612) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The one page bill would end Big Labor’s federally-authorized power to force workers to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment. Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee, issued the following statement praising the introduction of the bill:
Why is it that Americans are bitching about low pay and low standard of living, but do everything in their power to crush the one thing that fights for their rights?
In 2014, among full-time wage and salary workers, union members had median usual weekly earningsof $970
originally posted by: neo96
Why the hell should people be forced to pay the union for the privilege of having a job?
Answer they shouldn't.
EX GD TEAMSTER here.
A pre-entry closed shop (US: closed shop) is a form of union security agreement under which the employer agrees to hire union members only, and employees must remain members of the union at all times in order to remain employed. This is different from a post-entry closed shop (US:union shop), which is an agreement requiring all employees to join the union if they are not already members. In a union shop, the union must accept as a member any person hired by the employer.
International Labour Organization covenants do not address the legality of closed shop provisions, leaving the question up to each individual nation. The legal status of closed shop agreements varies widely from country to country, ranging from bans on the agreement to extensive regulation of the agreement to not mentioning it at all.
The Taft-Hartley Act outlawed the closed shop in the United States in 1947, but permits the union shop, except in those states that have passed right-to-work laws, in which case even the union shop is illegal. ....................