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    What exactly is Right to Work? I have seen signs and tons of posts on FB. I tried Googling it, but an everyday explanation would be great. Thanks.

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    It means you can work without joining a union.
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    Each state has different laws about whether you have the right to work without being mandated to join a union.

    A Right to Work law secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a Right to Work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be.
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    What do you all think? Are you for or against it?

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    For. Absolutely. Unions have their place in history but in most cases they have done their job and are not needed anymore. No one should be forced to join a union to get a job. Especially if you feel the union doesn't represent your values and makes political contributions that you are forced to pay dues for that you don't agree with.

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    Totally FOR, when I did work for a union I had no choice to pay dues, and those dues went to political advertising that I disagreed with, one should NOT have to join a union period.
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    That's a hard one for me. I do think that unions still do good for their employees (although they certainly aren't perfect) and the strength of a union comes from the fact that all of the workers are unified. If you don't have to be in a union, the employer can ignore the "demands" of the union by simply all people who are willing to break with the union in order to get a job. Since I don't totally trust that most employers are benignly going along trying to do the rest best they can for their employees, I can certainly see why the union is needed, and why it's important not to break it, which is what you do if the employees are not mostly all unified.

    On the other hand, it seems bad to make someone join something a pay dues if they truly don't want to.

    So, I see both sides of the argument, and don't have an easy answer.
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    Nobody should ever be forced to join a union. Cannot think of a single good reason someone would be okay with forcing that on someone else
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    Funny how people say "you have the right to change jobs if you don't like the conditions" when the employers are treating you badly, but don't say it when the unions are improving the conditions.

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    I do not think you should be forced into a union and do not necessarily think they improve conditions. I do think that years ago they did a lot of good.
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