“If the union is truely serving their membership, not one single worker will CHOOSE not to pay union dues.”
Really? I’m looking straight at one, who commented immediately above you. The boy’s raking in his government lifestyle with a big smile on his face. For something that’s supposedly so awful and unamerican, he sure feels that he deserves it.
Seriously, I’m less old-style union-friendly that it may seem of late, especially toward public employee unions.
However, unions are catching on to the fact that they need to represent the interests of all labor, not just their own associated shops or their own industries. Unions are a labor market force, and at this time a counter-force to the greedy depression of wages to benefit the very top is needed.
Unions in this new and future form are good and necessary things.
The GOP pretends to be the party that represents working people. They are the party who wants to see everyone working for their own. Why, then, do they get so upset when these working people band together to look out for their own interests?
Who else gets nervous when working people unite? Antebellum plantation owners and sweatshop operators, to name a few.
Stop fighting against the interests of 52 of the so-called 53% that you claim to take sides with.