- Jan 26, 2006
- Total Time
Supreme Court deals blow to unions, rules against forced fees for government workers
Although I'm not a big fan of unions, I was disappointed by the outcome of the recent decert vote.Short sighted and stupid...
Unions exist in companies because 50%+1 of the workers voted for the Union to represent them. Kinda like presidential elections.
But our Supreme Court just signaled to masses of millennials and conservative frauds alike if you didn't vote for it or you don't want it you are under obligation to support it and in reality you have high court permission to actively undermine it.
If you want to require a revote every 10 years or some other litmus test to prove the majority still wants it that should be discussed but the ramifications for this decision will come back to bite "republicans" in the butt and will be more fuel to the firestorm against the President's agenda.
You people are so short sighted you celebrate the wrong things. Just like you are celebrating the IBT loss now when in reality your ousting of the Union is just step one in ruining your company and careers buy you can't even see it yet.
This is actually a pretty decent summation. However, the SCOTUS ruling was a terrible one for one big reason: They said the unions must still provide their services to non-paying members.Although I'm not a big fan of unions, I was disappointed by the outcome of the recent decert vote.
When an unscrupulous employer is in a position to compromise safety by intimidating and punishing employees who resist directions to disregard safety driven regulations, union protection against unwarranted sanctions is essential. Sensible enforcement of sensible work rules is another very worthwhile benefit of union representation.
That said, unions have often shown a tendency to overreach and make unreasonable demands of the employer and the employee population.
In a "right to work" venue, employees are free to decide whether or not they wish to be represented by the bargaining unit. Those who choose not to be represented should not be forced to provide revenue for union activities with which they do not agree. Membership in a labor union, unlike observance of duly instituted laws, is subject to individual choice.
depends how jacked up the employers areI was looking for another article about the waning influence of unions in America over the last fifty years but can’t find it. This article has some of the same info but isn’t as informative. It’s a few years old but interesting info all the same.
I don’t know the roadmap for unions going forward. It will be uphill i’m afraid.
Public unions = Different from Unions at non government company’s.Funny this just was resurrected on the company board (shut down for political reasons) but a couple of articles were posted that make me believe that even w this ruling there are paths forward in industries that really need representation.