Skip to comments.The Right To Work Vote. A Freeper's Personal Observation
Posted on 09/26/2001 3:35:01 AM PDT by E.G.C.
This is my very first posting of something in this format so I hope I found the right place for it. If not, I'm sorry.
I'm a life long resident of the great state of Oklahoma. The voters of this state have made a number of landmark decisions, including eductaion reform, car tag reform and term limits. Yesterday our state became the 26th state in the union to pass a Right-to-Work law. the vote tally was 54 to 46% in favor. I was one of the 54% in the affirmative.
This vote sends a clear message to out of state special interests that their day of running this state are over with. That now it is the voters of Oklahoma who are going to assume the authority position over their own affairs and that the people who represent them must now listen to them and not the out of state special interest groups if they want to keep their jobs.
This proposal, SQ 695 was endorsed by a number of conservative groups as well as many chambers of commerce, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, the state chamber of commerce and many others. Even many prominent Democrats like Former govenor George Nigh & David Boren came out in support of this proposal. This proposal has turned out to be the costliest battle in state history, but to bring Oklahoma into the 21st century it was well worth it.
And that's my personal obrservation of the events of September 25, 2001 in my own home state of Oklahoma.
regards - red
That's the idea chum; 54% of the people in OK are too dumb to see it.
I voted against the measure. I voted to leave well enough alone. Workers should have the right to form unions if they want to.
This vote was to allow workers the right NOT to join a union if they don't want to.
Many workers would willingly choose to earn 5% less instead of earning that 5% and having to send it to the unions to donate to their idealogical enemies!
Understand, I don't work for a union and I never have.
Unions should have no special right to force workers to join them.
Just to give you and idea of what your uniondues are paying for, it was estimated that upwarsds of 80% went for poltical purposes rather then for bargaining or helping the workers get benefits.
I'm sure a lot of you remember Don Adams and how he was roughed up by union thugs because he dared to protest X42 in Philadelphia. The DA who was bought and paid for by big labor trumped up charges against him even though he never fought back.
This is why you're seeing more and more people in forced unionism states choosing to live on their savings accounts and nest eggs rather than get a job. It's not that they're lazy or don't want to work, but if working means having to give to these kinds of outrageous causes, then they'd just assume live on their savings accounts and nest eggs.
Giving these people the right to work will give them the incentive to get change their routines and go find a job because it frees them from having to donate to causes and ideas they don't believe in as a condition of empoyment. It also gives business people the incentive to move in to the state and create jobs. No business wants to move into a state that allow big labor or other third party special interests to tell them who they can or can't hire. It's as simple as that.
I'm sure this discussion will go on for quite a while. I'll check back in later for more responses.
When he retired a few years ago and went into the reserves he didn't need a great big salary and wanted to teach in high school.
He applied at several local public schools and was told that he was not qualified to teach high school math or science and id he wanted to teach in the public schools he needed to go back to college for 2 years so he could learn how to teach. He was considering doing so when he received a letter from the state (or local ???) NEA.
Upon reading the letter which said that he was required to join the NEA to be eligible to teach at any of the local high schools, he got the job training workers at the Nuclear Power Plants and decided to never teach in the public schools. With no private high school with 30 miles of his home, it looks like he won't get a chance to teach until his own children are out of high school and he can move.
That is one of the problems with being required to join a union to get a specific job - there are many jobs that do not have options to allow workers to choose to work in a non union shop.
Right To Work is Right!!!
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