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What right to work would do for NY
New York Post ^ | 12/12/2012 | Mark Mix

Posted on 12/12/2012 6:39:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Union bosses are fuming at the prospect of a Michigan Right to Work law, but New Yorkers concerned about protecting employee freedom and reviving their state’s flagging economy should consider Michigan’s example.

It’s hard to imagine the Empire State adopting a Right to Work law — but it would be right for businesses, taxpayers and workers.

Big Labor’s top officials huff and puff about Right to Work laws, but they never tell you what they actually do. That’s because nearly 80 percent of Americans support the Right to Work principle when it’s presented to them in straightforward terms.

Right to Work laws don’t ban unions, nor make union organizing illegal. They don’t impinge on anybody’s right to voluntarily join a labor organization. Instead, Right to Work laws ensure that no worker can be forced to join or pay dues to a union to get or keep a job.

This straightforward principle is aimed at protecting workers’ freedom of association. In New York and other states without Right to Work, nonunion employees are routinely forced to financially support unions they have no interest in joining or associating with.

And union officials then use their power to extract dues from nonunion workers to funnel that cash into Big Labor’s political war chest.

A Right to Work law would end this coercive arrangement in New York by ensuring that no worker is forced to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment. It would also help make union officials more accountable to workers: If voluntary members are the only ones paying dues, union leadership would have to become more responsive to those workers, lest it lose out on potential revenue.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: labor; newyork; righttowork; union; unions

1 posted on 12/12/2012 6:39:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably would not happen with a rat governor.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 6:43:32 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: cripplecreek

FYI ping. Your state may serve as an ispiration to others.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 6:43:58 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind
Big Labor’s top officials huff and puff about Right to Work laws, but they never tell you what they actually do. That’s because nearly 80 percent of Americans support the Right to Work principle when it’s presented to them in straightforward terms.

In Michigan, polls consistently showed around 40% of union members supported right to work.
4 posted on 12/12/2012 6:43:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

FYI ping. Your state may serve as an inspiration to others.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 6:44:03 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...

Just something to take note of. Michigan is inspiring some interesting chatter around the nation.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 6:47:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The government shouldn’t be telling employers how to run their business.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 6:48:31 AM PST by FewsOrange
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To: SeekAndFind

Q. How many New Yorkers does it take to change a light bulb?

A. 50. It’s in the Union contract. Wanna makes somethin’ of it?


8 posted on 12/12/2012 6:49:37 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably never happen in NY


9 posted on 12/12/2012 6:53:35 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you want to work in Barry’s America, you’re going to have to give the union mafia its cut. If you don’t, they’ll send Tony Knuckles over to your house to make you an offer you can’t refuse.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 6:53:50 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But how will the corrupt politicians and union bosses be able to skim off pension funds? (/s)


11 posted on 12/12/2012 7:03:25 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Army Air Corps
There are other considerations ~ for example there's that crowd who have worked so hard to make Indianapolis the second city in the Midwest ~ right behind Chicago. They may want to make Indy the second city in the United States, right behind New York!

They'll get there much quicker if Indiana has RTW and New York and California don't.

12 posted on 12/12/2012 7:08:25 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: PMAS

consider all the wall street pension fund managers who would have to buy a lesser testosteronosa supercar. Fewer union suckers means less pension dollars means GASP! pension managers may only be able to afford a G4 instead of a G5!

That’s unconstitutional! That’s against human rights! Don’t you little peons know who they are? Don’t you know THEY make the ecconomy function!?

(/sarcasm off)


13 posted on 12/12/2012 7:16:29 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: duckman
Probably would not happen with a rat governor.

Probably would not happen while NYC is part of New York. People in NYC seem to think freedom is over-hyped.

14 posted on 12/12/2012 7:18:10 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Compared to the NY city unions, the Mafia was a benevolent community service organization.


15 posted on 12/12/2012 7:19:21 AM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If you want to work in Barry’s America, you’re going to have to give the union mafia its cut. If you don’t, they’ll send Tony Knuckles over to your house to make you an offer you can’t refuse.

Dear Union Thugs,

Please Google Martin Niemoller. Obama is letting you be, for now, because he needs you. But one day he will need your money more than he needs you, and he will come for you.

Who will speak up for you then?

16 posted on 12/12/2012 7:24:18 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: SeekAndFind; cripplecreek
Yesterday, Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones stated Missouri not likely to follow Michigan. He gave as his principle reason a Democratic Governor-Jay Nixon. Even though Republicans have supermajorities in both Houses and thus could override any veto by the Governor they don't have the will to push RTW legislation. Wimps!

Republicans are admitting they need a Democrat to lead them! Jones says they need to work with the Governor. Great. Just great!

17 posted on 12/12/2012 7:38:05 AM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: SeekAndFind

The goombahs would NEVER allow that to happen.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 7:39:12 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: SeekAndFind

Theater is a major business in NYC, and the weight and demands of union hiring (more than a dozen for a Broadway show) are a real drag on how many of what type of shows can be mounted. (E.g., smaller casts and orchestras than ideal in many cases.)

Along with being a brake on the development and sharing of art—boosting much playgoing out of the affordable range for many City residents—IMO it is an infringement upon first amendment freedom of speech.

Of course, any producer who tried to go to court over it would be a pariah in the business, but still I’d like to see it pressed by someone.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 7:46:11 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

NY is under control of the darkside. RTW will not happen there.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 7:49:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

LOL!


21 posted on 12/12/2012 7:53:30 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: 9YearLurker

(More than a dozen UNIONS for a Broadway show), that is.


22 posted on 12/12/2012 7:54:05 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's get this going in Massachusetts, too.

Wouldn't that piss off our socialist overlords . . .

23 posted on 12/12/2012 8:01:23 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: 9YearLurker

http://gothamist.com/2009/10/20/stagehands.php
Stagehand$ Salary at Carnegie Hall Hits Half a Million
You may get to Carnegie Hall through practice, but you get to walk away from Carnegie Hall with a half million a year by being a stagehand at the legendary venue.

Bloomberg News blows the lid off the shocking salaries that Carnegie doles out annually, saying that while “a star pianist can receive $20,000 a night... he or she would have to perform at least 27 times to match the income of Dennis O’Connell, who oversees props at the hall.”

Indeed, O’Connell made $530,044 in salary and benefits last year, and the four other members of his full time team (including two carpenters and two electricians) each took home about $430,543. The site points out that the stagehands “benefit from a strong union: Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.” Stagehands at the hall do everything from move equipment to prep work on the three stages to operate audiovisual and sound fixtures, and only the Artistic and Executive Director, Clive Gillinson, makes more — earning a whopping $946,581 per year.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 8:03:07 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: duckman

“Probably would not happen with a rat governor.”

Not going to happen in New York state, ever.

Wishful thinking by the NY Post.

As much of a chance of getting RTW in New York as there is in Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Which is zero.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 8:28:44 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: SeekAndFind

We would need a few areas of NY to empty out like Detroit before it would ever be possible.
We would need dramatically less ILLEGAL immigration so that families would not support demon-rat candidates for the promised goodies.
We would need a broke-Albany to not have any money to spend on pork.
We would have to wait until ALL the public school teachers, non-profit directors, public sector employees including COPS & FIREMEN and others (with $100K + pensions) who work for tax dollars to retire and move to Florida, North Carolina and Arizona.
When and if all this happens, then there might be enough power left in the electorate to move the pendulum back to sanity and have a shot at RTW. By then we will all be using renmimbis and speaking Hakka, Wu or Jiu. bu yong xie. ming tian jian!

New York is a beautiful place, but the people are a disaster.


26 posted on 12/12/2012 8:42:40 AM PST by Macoozie (1) Win the Senate 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Impeach Roberts)
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