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Posted By: Pluperfect, 1/28/2020 4:49:03 AM

The Democrat-led House is set next week to vote on legislation to override the 27 states that have given workers a right to work without being forced to join a union or to give it a cut of their paycheck. House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, a Virginia Democrat, argued that such "right-to-work" laws are unfair to unions and the workers that back collective bargaining, necessitating his bill, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act. “Under current law, unions are required to negotiate on behalf of all employees, regardless if they belong to the union or not," Scott told the Washington Examiner. "The PRO Act simply allows workers


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/28/2020 4:54:16 AM (No. 300087)
They can try but, like a lot of things from now on I imagine, it'll be dead in the Senate.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: BirdsNest 1/28/2020 4:56:17 AM (No. 300090)
They seem to want to step on good people.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: judy 1/28/2020 5:16:01 AM (No. 300096)
Another wasted mess the Senate will not approve or Trump will veto.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: seamusm 1/28/2020 5:16:15 AM (No. 300097)
The House is free to pass any number of overreaching bills 'to no where' in order to pander to their base. At the very least they clearly state where we will head if they regain control of all three branches of the fed government. For those of us in 'Right to Work' states, we had best understand this intention. They will override our laws at every opportunity and we will be powerless to stop them shy of another Civil War. The egregious Roe v Wade decision was not just the allowance of abortion. It was also that abortion was forced down our throats in all 50 states without any concern for our supposed 'federation of states' and enumeration of powers.;
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chance_232 1/28/2020 5:17:07 AM (No. 300098)
Posturing before the election. Just like their travel ban legislation to reign on Trump. They need a democrat senate and president to get their wish list paased.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GardenGal 1/28/2020 5:25:17 AM (No. 300105)
Yes, this is their stupid gestures to working-class people. It won't pass the Senate, trump won't sign it, and so many union workers will vote for Trump anyway. The one group of union workers that are normally firmly in the Dems camp are the SEICU group who are the really low wage service workers. But most of those members, I believe, are in solidly blue states anyway.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/28/2020 5:27:45 AM (No. 300106)
See? Democrats want you to be slaves. Guess they figure they wouldn't have votes from the rest of us, anyways. And they're getting short on cash, these days.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MainelySane 1/28/2020 5:32:33 AM (No. 300110)
Quid pro quo and abuse of power by the Democrats... Private associations pay Democrats to use their power to over-ride state laws, in violation of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 2assume 1/28/2020 6:15:51 AM (No. 300128)
They are selling us out to the unions again. We should take the Unions out of the government. The union in government destroy the people’s choice of best way to run the country
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Reply 10 - Posted by: TLCary 1/28/2020 6:43:04 AM (No. 300138)
Constant theater from the Liberals, and America has changed the channel.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ho72 1/28/2020 6:53:12 AM (No. 300147)
No one should have to pay union dues if they are opposed but those same people should not enjoy any union benefits, which they now do. Why buy the cow when the milk is free?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ByteGuru 1/28/2020 7:34:02 AM (No. 300183)
OP: They are merely posturing for their base. It is noted in the waters where it was said by a D operative: We are testing the waters. #11: Agree that non-union workers should not benefit from union negotiations. Non-union workers should be free to negotiate their own terms of employment. By the same token, non-union employees should not be discriminated against or prevented from working by the union or union members.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 1/28/2020 7:52:51 AM (No. 300196)
President would never it. Senate would never take it up.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mifla 1/28/2020 8:04:12 AM (No. 300211)
If unions are so wonderful, why are laws forcing workers to join them necessary? If unions are the greatest thing since sliced bread, workers would be flocking towards them.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99 1/28/2020 8:10:17 AM (No. 300222)
They’re just pandering for votes, knowing that they’re going to lose in the senate.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: hershey 1/28/2020 10:06:51 AM (No. 300357)
There isn't a Union democraps don't like...long ago, in a galaxy far far away, when I first hired on at a large company, I was a union guy...nothing special just a was 'us' against 'them' in negotiations...was involved in two walkouts over 'rules'...then I was 'enlightened' when I got promoted into management...kissed the union goodbye and never regretted it...oh, and during the two 'walkouts', I never got ANYTHING from the union, even though I was married and had one child..
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Reply 17 - Posted by: wakeupcall 1/28/2020 10:13:54 AM (No. 300364)
Marxist Communist Democrats dictators of the world via The New World Order - One World Government of Marxist Communism. This is a huge step towards getting everyone used to working for Marxist Communist control of every aspect of your life, and you even get to pay them for taking your rights of individual choice away from you. As Marxist Communist democrats say, we know what's better for everyone and the rights of the individual has to end to remove any effort to resist our dictatorship. People you had better wake up quick or you are destined to be slaves to Marxist Communist democrats which you are allowing to peaceably stab you in the back by you voting them into political control over your life. American government no longer fears the people as Marxist Communism take control peaceably with your blessings.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: StrikingViking 1/28/2020 10:30:23 AM (No. 300379)
It's funny how the Dims complain about unions being required by federal law to negotiate on behalf of all employees in their unit, even if some employees choose not to join the union or pay dues. They always argue that everyone should be required by law to pay union dues. Why do you think they never suggest changing the law requiring the union to represent all employees?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/28/2020 10:34:29 AM (No. 300384)
I used to teach this stuff, so you people should pay attention to this post. There may be a quiz tomorrow. In the private sector, in a state where union shops are OK, it is not a question of 'fair share.' The labor agreement requires, as a condition of continuing employment, workers have to pay union dues. In the public sector, fair share agreements are common. Fair share is defined as that part of union dues relating to negotiations and contract administration (grievances, arbitration) - fair share is usually at the 90% of union dues. Finally, I find it amusing that sick old Bernie - he of faint heart - offers a bill to taker away worker democracy - amd calls it the Worker Democracy Act. (The dimocrats did the same thing with the Affordable Care Act.)
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 1/28/2020 10:46:36 AM (No. 300395)
Nice little scheme to guarantee a future flow of money to the democrat party given that they are bleeding members. Too bad that most non-union people want to stay that way. Hopefully this keeps the dingbat democrats out of President Trump's hair until he wins the 2020 election in a landslide and takes both houses. Republicans should write up a counter bill to prevent any government agency from being unionized. That would remove the breeze from democrat sails.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: SALady 1/28/2020 10:58:58 AM (No. 300406)
More wasted legislation to play to their base that will never get signed into law!!!! Instead of working with the Republicans on things that might actually be for the good of this country and would get the support of both parties, the Demon-Rats in the House are just going to waste billions of dollars and thousands of hours on things that will never get past the Senate or their president, Donald Trump!!!!!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/28/2020 11:00:52 AM (No. 300410)
Democrats have a death wish. This will be the NEW third rail!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 1/28/2020 11:08:06 AM (No. 300420)
We see these stories all the time lately. Oh the House of Representatives has made a new law......all by itself, just like this story along with all the effects this new law will NOW have. Nothing but poppycock! Neither the House of Reps nor the Senate make laws by their own actions. The two houses of congress have to BOTH vote in favor of the exact same legislative bill, and that has to be agreed to by the POTUS, unless overridden by a 2/3 vote of both houses, if he does NOT sign it. The leftie media and the leftists in the House, have taken great pleasure, the last year of so, talking about all the new WOW laws the house has made. The saddest part of it all is that millions of ignorant American leftist citizens believe it all. Some are so stupid they believe Hillary will be POTUS if Trump is impeached!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: columba 1/28/2020 11:08:45 AM (No. 300421)
Evil people have a natural enemy.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 1/28/2020 11:09:17 AM (No. 300423)
Unions voluntarily represent non-members. All a union has to do is not act as the “exclusive bargaining representative,” and their so-called free rider problem is solved. Then they are free to negotiate a contract only for their members. “Members only’ contracts are perfectly legal. Workers shouldn't have to pay a union for the right to work
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Reply 26 - Posted by: BGray2 1/28/2020 11:21:13 AM (No. 300437)
That should endear them to the millions of blue collar working Americans who don't belong to a union, don't want to belong to a union, and are likely to resent yet one more hand in their pocket, stealing their hard earned dollars.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: NYbob 1/28/2020 12:00:47 PM (No. 300486)
If only there could be some sort of Central Committee to be in charge of everything. I think a lot of the thugs in the House think they are exactly that. I know the proud Communist congress thugs think they are in charge of everything you do. They really feel empowered as they blatantly break laws and rules with the help of the evil media. It is that troublesome President who keeps holding them back. That and the actual laws, voters, Senate, etc. BTW, I was forced to pay union dues on two different jobs. My total 'benefits' consisted of watching union leadership live the high life. My friends mother who worked at Delco got multiple kinds of cancer from cleaning brake parts with carcinogenic chemicals. When it came time to sue Delco the UNION rep pressured her not to. Her son could not convince her to buck the UNION, because she was a good union member. THATS how the union looks out for you, as their leadership enjoys the best health care and huge pensions.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/28/2020 12:14:45 PM (No. 300498)
Are they trying to throw the election? Serious question. They have no clue how the South with all the auto industry and other jobs is going most likely go to court to stop this if it ever came to pass. What a bunch of desperate fools they are. I guess since the unions are their money machine, and it appears union membership is drying up, They don't care if they kill jobs, prosperity for voters, as long as they can pander to the remaining unions.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 1/28/2020 3:30:16 PM (No. 300691)
Irrelevant. Another pointless, stupid, "feel good" exercise which will never get any traction in the Senate, and even if it did pass in the Senate, would be vetoed by the President. It is doubly dead. Waste of time.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: tom7 1/28/2020 9:23:29 PM (No. 300951)
Tyranny is expected from the Demented Dems.
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