Delegates Propose Bills to Protect VA's Right to Work Stance - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA New...

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Virginia is a right-to-work state, so workers here cannot be forced to join a union.

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TEX

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We do have a "meddler in chief" in DC and I see no reason not to do all we can to Legally protect our rights in Advance of future attacks from that source
huck

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more corporate subsidy
'right to work' sounds a lot like 'fair and balanced'
Im Wondering

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Shouldn't every representative be for this amendment - All it is doing is ensuring that our commonwealth's (read "state's" here) rights are not trampled by those of any party within the beltway. The recent overwhelmingly approved amendment for property rights was a reaction - this proposed amendment is being proactive. Once a union's stranglehold is placed on a worker's neck - it's nearly impossible to remove it. Great Job to those Delegates and Senators. Thank you.
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Im Wondering wrote:
Shouldn't every representative be for this amendment - All it is doing is ensuring that our commonwealth's (read "state's" here) rights are not trampled by those of any party within the beltway. The recent overwhelmingly approved amendment for property rights was a reaction - this proposed amendment is being proactive. Once a union's stranglehold is placed on a worker's neck - it's nearly impossible to remove it. Great Job to those Delegates and Senators. Thank you.
I've been in unions in the past. Nobody put a gun to my head to force me to take the job, however I felt my dues were justified in return for being paid a living wage.
This type of legislation is brought to you courtesy of corporate political donors.
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Do you mean to tell me that hen-faced boy has nothing better to do than stir up feces?
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Right to work means an employer can fire any employee for no reason what soever.
thinking free

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The history of labor unions goes way back, their inseption being a good cause. These days I'm not too sure, just look at the postal union. As far as auto unions, You can bet your arse that the price of a new car reflects a pretty big percentage of union labor cost. I'm I against fair wages? of course not but supporting a union that throws away money on political lobbying? Well I'm all for banning lobbyists too.
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thinking free wrote:
The history of labor unions goes way back, their inseption being a good cause. These days I'm not too sure, just look at the postal union. As far as auto unions, You can bet your arse that the price of a new car reflects a pretty big percentage of union labor cost. I'm I against fair wages? of course not but supporting a union that throws away money on political lobbying? Well I'm all for banning lobbyists too.
If they didn't lobby, that would be like a candidate for president not spending money on advertising.

Do you think that would be the kiss of death?
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I'm glad it's a right to work state. I worked for years for a non-union company that would not have even been in the state if it had to deal with the unions. But, I also don't believe that we need an amendment after all these years. There is no massive unionization effort underway here, and the national trend doesn't suggest that there will be one. Let well enough alone.
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would not have even been in the state if it had to deal with the unions
unless it had to deal w/them everywhere
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unless it had to deal w/them everywhere
That would be an unfortunate development for productivity, schedule, and cost of construction.
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If they didn't lobby, that would be like a candidate for president not spending money on advertising.
Do you think that would be the kiss of death?
It would give us a much larger pool of candidates to look at, like the old days, and force politicians to not rely on rhetoric as their sole campaign stance. It would force candidates to state specifically their positions on all subjects and give us the ability to hear out some real solutions to problems. Not the BS we get today, by either party.
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thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>It would give us a much larger pool of candidates to look at, like the old days, and force politicians to not rely on rhetoric as their sole campaign stance. It would force candidates to state specifically their positions on all subjects and give us the ability to hear out some real solutions to problems. Not the BS we get today, by either party.
hey I'm for that
I was just commenting that unions have to lobby just like corporations to buy influence and legislation, or they would disappear.
Now if lobbying were banned and congress wasn't depending on outside money to get re-elected, then our society might be more equitable.
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That would be an unfortunate development for productivity, schedule, and cost of construction.
and living wages

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