I'm from the state of Michigan, and the hatred is great, but it is an issue about jobs. If we make our state more competitive, we would have more jobs. Recently, many different contracts and business setups have been in Indiana and other adjacent/nearby states, because unions costs are driving businesses outside of Michigan.
With the economy being in the state that it is, workers should have the right to work without joining labor unions. People should have the choice and whether or not they really want to join a union. It is an individuals rite and should not be compromised due to unions and other organization. Although it might decrease the overall wages, individuals need to work in these hard economic times.
Workers should have the right to choose whether or not to join a union. Currently workers are forced to join a union and pay dues as a condition of employment whether they like it or not. This is unfair to workers who are dissatisfied with the union or do not support its policies. Right-to-work will give workers the freedom to decide for themselves.
Fair is fair. If every worker doesn't have to contribute dues, then not every worker should benefit from negotiations. First change the law that stops unions from doing that and then we can talk about this 'right to work law'. I have adequately explained this position. This is quite enough. Thank you.
The right to work legislation will do nothing but lower wages and work conditions in the United States. This will bust unions and union busting is a tool of the Republican Party to diminish the political power of the working class and the Democratic party. This is happening in a lame duck session because it is wrong.
The right-to-work law would make unions unable to work with employers. In states with right-to-work laws, the median earnings is lower than in states where unions are allowed to work with employers for fair wages and working conditions. The law would take away the protections that unions provide to workers.