Skip to comments.Bernie Sanders calls for doubling union membership, scrapping ‘right to work’ laws
Posted on 08/21/2019 10:11:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Sanders, who is making his second straight bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, vowed that war will come to an end when I am president. If we are serious about rebuilding the middle class in America, we have got to rebuild, strengthen and expand the trade union movement in America.
Sanders said if elected, he would aim to double union membership by the end of his first term in the White House in January 2025. His plan also calls for ending so-called "right to work" laws favored by Republicans and decried by organized labor for weakening a unions ability to negotiate contracts.
Twenty-seven states currently have such laws, which prevent unions from insisting workers become union members as a work requirement.
Sanders proposal would also give every union worker the right to strike and ban the replacement of striking workers. And the progressive senator also pledged to sign an executive order to prevent large corporations from engaging in union-busting and outsourcing jobs, while preventing companies that pay workers less than $15 per hour from obtaining federal contracts.
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Bernie, Bernie, Bernie. Unions are so 1970s, just ask Joe, he was around then.
I would like to thank the voters of Vermont for enabling this buffoon for 30+ years.
Again a demonstration as to why the Founding Fathers were right about the method of electing senators!
Meanwhile, unionizing his campaign workers and fighting for $15 for them? A big no-no.
Like most socialists, Bernie fails to understand the price of ‘fairness’, ‘a living wage’ and ‘protecting’ workers.
And like most socialists, Bernie believes that in spite of failures across the globe somehow his superior intellect will produce a different result.
Didn’t the Supreme Court recently weigh in on the side of “right to work”?
Biden will address the AFL-CIO in the next day or so....this is Bernie trying to get ahead of him.
Democrat Playbook 1936, chapter 92, page 187
[[[I would like to thank the voters of Vermont for enabling this buffoon for 30+ years.]]]
He keeps the balloon manufacturers in business.
Sorry, Boinie, but that’s pure fascism.
All of these idiots running for the 2020 democrat nomination think they can just outright stomp over all the rest of us and our rights.
No, Burnie*. That’s not acceptable. We disagree and refuse to allow it. Now what?
* In place of Burnie, you can substitute: Kamalahaha, Liz Pocahauntus, Beta, Bootygiggle, Creepy Joe, Tulsa, Spartacus, Fidel Younger Castro, Amy Kowbutcher, Kristie Sillybrand, etc., etc...
So does that mean Biden needs to go out FURTHER on the silliness limb in his speech?
I hope so!
There, fixed it.
And yet he wants to take away the unions Cadillac health insurance plans.
“Rights” aren’t big with commies.
He really is a communist, isn’t he? Most of us know the only good commie is a .......
In other words, misguided, post-17th Amendment ratification Sen. Sanders needs to get out of the constitutionally limited power federal government and try to get himself elected to a state government office.
If he can do that, then he can use 10th Amendment-protected state powers to experiment with labor unions as the Founding States had intended.
Note that the congressional record shows that Rep. John Bingham, a constitutional lawmaker, had put it this way about state power to care for the people.
... the care of the property, the liberty, and the life of the citizen, under the solemn sanction of an oath imposed by your Federal Constitution, is in the States, and not in the Federal Government [emphases added]. Rep. John Bingham, Congressional Globe, 1866. (See about middle of 3rd column.)
Justice Brandeis had reflected on Binghams words, putting it this way about state powers.
"It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose [emphasis added], serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country. Justice Brandeis, Laboratories of democracy.
Note that constitutional limits on states as laboratories of democracy is that states cannot establish privileged / protected classes or abridge constitutionally enumerated rights, and must maintain a constitutionally guaranteed republican form of government.
Remember in November 2020!
Desparate Democrats and RINOs, dont let the door hit you on your way out.
MAGA! Now KAG! (Keep America Great!)
Every American has THE right to work without being forced into becoming a union member or paying union dues.
There was a time in America - late 1800s and early 1900s - when unions were a net positive to the American worker and economy.
That time passed long ago!
Right to Work states are performing better in an economic sense than are non-Right to Work states.
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