reply to post by TheWalkingFox
Yes in America there is a right to freedom of speech, religion and freedom to assemble.
You can join a labor union and the labor union has a right to assemble.
However, collective bargaining is not part of that first amendment which states
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or
of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
No where does it say anything about the right to collectively bargain.
The United States has four branches of Government, legislative, judiciary, executive and the press. Unions are not a branch of Government and hey do
have a right to peacefully assemble and address grievances.
Second it undermines the constitution and US law for example the antitrust law which was to protect workers from which labor unions are exempt from,
however it is only recognized in 1948 by the UN as a direct result of WWII in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, who's policies directly
undermind the constitution of the United States.
In America Labor Unions only represent a small number of the American people and do not reflect the american people as a whole. As a result of
collective bargaining and ridiculous laws that are supposed to "protect workers" they do quite the opposite on a daily basis.
In america you already have a right to a fair work place. That does not mean you are entitled to the same wages as everyone else, it does not mean
that you can not be fired if your employer is not satisfied. Thats pretty damn fair if you ask me. Employers have a right to fire people and only in a
Union would the law say that Bob or Sally may not be let go even though they don't come to work and do unsatisfactory work.
I remember back in the 90's the labor union grocery store workers would all protest and not got to work for weeks at a time. The problem with this is
that the labor unions would then hire temporary workers all while paying the union workers protesting outside with american tax paying money, now it
is happening in our schools and I for one am sick of it. I think these union protestors are absolutely pathetic and should be ashamed for being so
Finally United States is a constitutional republic which means that it has a constitution and that in America the states limit the Federal Government
from becoming to powerful.
Communism is a sociopolitical movement that aims for a classless and stateless society structured upon common ownership of the means of production,
free access to articles of consumption, and the end of wage labour and private property in the means of production and real estate
Socialism is an economic and political theory advocating public or common ownership and cooperative management of the means of production and
allocation of resources. A socialist society is organized on the basis of relatively equal power-relations, self-management, dispersed
decision-making (adhocracy) and a reduction or elimination of hierarchical and bureaucratic forms of administration and governance; the extent of
which varies in different types of socialism. This ranges from the establishment of cooperative management structures to the abolition of all
hierarchical structures in favor of free association.
^Same damn thing