Sunday, February 05, 2012


Right To Work For Less
Right to Work for Less should be the correct name.
To set the record (and the name) straight, right to work for less doesn’t guarantee any rights. In fact, by weakening unions and collective bargaining, it destroys the best job security protection that exists: the union contract. Meanwhile, it allows workers to pay nothing and get all the benefits of union membership. Right to work laws say unions must represent all eligible employees, whether they pay dues or not. This forces unions to use their time and members’ dues money to provide union benefits to free riders who are not willing to pay their fair share.
Right to work laws lower wages for everyone.
The average worker in a right to work state makes about $5,333 a year less than workers in other states ($35,500 compared with $30,167). Weekly wages are $72 greater in free-bargaining states than in right to work states ($621 versus $549).Working families in states without right to work laws have higher wages and benefit from healthier tax bases that improve their quality of life
More Workplace Deaths and Injuries
Right to work endangers safety and health standards that protect workers on the job by weakening unions that help to ensure worker safety by fighting for tougher safety rules. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of workplace deaths is 51 percent higher in states with right to work, where unions can’t speak up on behalf of workers
Fewer People with Health Care
21 percent more people lack health insurance in right to work states compared to
free-bargaining states.
Lower Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers Injured on the Job
Maximum weekly worker compensation benefits are $30 higher in free states
($609 versus $579 in right to work state
Right to Work and Women
Union women earn $149 more each week than nonunion women.
Right to Work Hurts People of Color Most
Latino union members earn 45 percent ($180) more each week than nonunion
African Americans earn 30 percent ($140) more each week if they are union
Right to work, plain and simple, means lower wages for all workers.
I hope that this helps you to understand about "right to work"
Be Safe
Millwright Ron

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