2017 is right-to-work's watershed year

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Moving Forward
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2017 is right-to-work's watershed year

2017 is right-to-work's watershed year

“Workers should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to join or fund a union without fear of losing their jobs. With the recent adoption of a right-to-work law in Missouri, 28 states now protect that freedom.”

“Without question, the issues of fairness and respect for individual choice were instrumental in creating the right-to-work watershed. But another factor was the clear economic advantage that states enjoyed once they expanded worker freedom by adopting right-to-work.

In the 35-year period between 1977 and 2012, right-to-work states grew their employment by 105.3 percent—more than double the 50 percent growth experienced by states without right to work.

This trend is repeated in more recent data as well. From 2000 to 2015, states with a right-to-work law increased personal income by 91 percent, compared to just 72 percent in states without one. Naturally, along with the increased income possibilities, the same period saw right-to-work states increase their population by 22.3 percent while states without the law experienced an increase of just 9.5 percent.”

Full article: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/2017-is-right-to-works-watershed-year/...

--> Great information in the above article about why Maine should pass a Right-To-Work law.


Congress Considers National Right-To-Work Bill: Beginning of the End for Unions?
February 8, 2017

Full article at: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/congress-considers-national-right-to...

RE: the National Right-to-Work Act (H.R. 825)
The full text of the bill is available at http://joewilson.house.gov/sites/joewilson.house.gov/files/National%20Ri...

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I'd like to know how much

I'd like to know how much less a ship would cost at BIW with a non-union

Why do you think Pat Mcteague set up his work-mens comp. law practice
just outside the BIW gate?

Moving Forward
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Right-to-work court case

Right-to-work court case could have national impact on unions

February 10, 2017

“A landmark right-to-work lawsuit playing out in Illinois has captured widespread attention amid expectations the case could land before the Supreme Court – and potentially have national implications for an estimated 20 million government workers.

Pat Hughes, who’s representing the three plaintiffs in the Illinois case, predicted a ruling in their favor could even establish right-to-work policies coast-to-coast.

"This decision would ostensibly make all of the country right-to-work because you couldn't force people to affiliate with a union,” Hughes said.

Right-to-work laws make it illegal for unions to force workers into paying dues. Because Illinois is not a right-to-work state, it remains legal there for unions to automatically take out a ‘fair-share’ fee from a worker’s paycheck, which typically happens when a union represents the majority of employees. Unions argue they negotiate a better wage, health care and working environment for all employees so the fair-share fee is a small price to ask.”

Full report at: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/10/right-to-work-court-case-coul...

Bruce Libby
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The road block to this MF is

The road block to this MF is the fact that "fair share fees" in past have been allowed in past court cases even by the "supremes".

Is a fair share fee an affiliation ? Given the limited benefit from the union available in most unions.
It will be interesting for sure. If it is won it would shoot Evil EThans' Strimlings' save Baldacci law to death. Since even fair share is forced upon Me. employees
by statute.

Moving Forward
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Here's a recent article with

Here's a recent article with some interesting developments:

"Manufacturing Moves to Right to Work States"
March 15, 2017
Source: http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/stan-greer/manufacturing-moves-right-w...


Passing a Right-To-Work law in Maine
would be good for many reasons!

Moving Forward
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Was slavery a good idea and

Was slavery a good idea and fair for the people involved?
If you think about it for a second, Forced Unionism is a lot like slavery before it was outlawed… involuntary subjection to another or others.

It's time our legislators do the right thing and end this modern form of slavery to the greedy union bosses and their corrupt politician friends by passing a RTW law in Maine and all of our USA.

Image source: http://www.modernslaverypartnership.org.uk/

Image source: http://politicalhotwire.com/current-events/122947-union-cancels-boeing-v...

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