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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:53 PM

Senator Rand Paul Submits A National Right To Work Bill

Source: New Hampshire Labor News

By Matt Murray

The battle over Right To Work States just took a monumental leap as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduces a National Right to Work (for less) Act.

“Sen. Rand Paul this week introduced the National Right to Work Act, S. 204, which seeks to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

“Every American worker deserves the right to freedom of association – and I am concerned that the 26 states that allow forced union membership and dues infringes on these workers’ rights,” Sen. Paul said. “Right to work laws ensure that all Americans are given the choice to refrain from joining or paying dues to a union as a condition for employment. Nearly 80 percent of all Americans support the principles and so I have introduced a national Right to Work Act that will require all states to give their workers the freedom to choose.”

Sen. Paul’s Right to Work Act does not add a single word to existing federal law, it simply deletes forced unionism provisions in federal law.”

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://nhlabornews.com/2013/02/senator-rand-paul-submits-a-national-right-to-work-bill/



About Matt Murray

Matt Murray is the creator and an author on the NH Labor News. He is a union member and advocate for labor. He also works with other unions and members to help spread our message.




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Reply Senator Rand Paul Submits A National Right To Work Bill (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
sakabatou Feb 2013 #1
Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2013 #4
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #29
Drale Feb 2013 #11
Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2013 #2
graham4anything Feb 2013 #3
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #7
BrainMann1 Feb 2013 #31
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #41
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #5
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #23
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #48
DonCoquixote Feb 2013 #6
elleng Feb 2013 #8
King_Klonopin Feb 2013 #37
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #9
fasttense Feb 2013 #40
GETPLANING Feb 2013 #10
Coyotl Feb 2013 #12
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #13
pasto76 Feb 2013 #15
patrice Feb 2013 #14
pasto76 Feb 2013 #16
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #49
bluedigger Feb 2013 #17
freshwest Feb 2013 #19
pampango Feb 2013 #18
mokawanis Feb 2013 #20
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #39
mokawanis Feb 2013 #47
Berlum Feb 2013 #21
Deep13 Feb 2013 #22
robinlynne Feb 2013 #24
uwep Feb 2013 #25
SummerSnow Feb 2013 #26
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #27
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #28
Fuddnik Feb 2013 #30
libodem Feb 2013 #32
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #33
The Second Stone Feb 2013 #34
musette_sf Feb 2013 #35
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #36
Maraya1969 Feb 2013 #38
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #42
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #43
blackspade Feb 2013 #44
OneAngryDemocrat Feb 2013 #45
Myrina Feb 2013 #46

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:57 PM

1. Yep, Paul's a scumbag.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:58 PM

4. Is he just stupid or also on the take?

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:51 PM

29. Both. nt

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:07 PM

11. Just like his daddy

The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the evil tree.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:57 PM

2. Should call it the Right to Shoot Yourself in the Foot bill.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:57 PM

3. Fluck Rand Paul

 

Him and his father don't want EVERYBODY to work anyhow

Just the very people Thomas Jefferson mentioned in the Declaration is who he wants.

back to the 1850s and the wild wild west

Anything Rand Paul or his father Ron Paul wants, i want the opposite.
100% of the time.

I hope Ashley Judd runs against him and defeats him.
He deserves to be defeated and the irony would be amazing.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:02 PM

7. Agreed

He needs to be defeated in his next election. The man is beyond absurd.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:01 PM

31. She has a chance

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:04 AM

41. Senate elections in Kentucky

Rand Paul's term is up in 2017 with election in 2016

Mitch McConnell's term is up in 2015 with election in 2014

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:59 PM

5. This probably stands a better chance than DiFi's AWB

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:53 PM

23. It will never get out of committee. It is DOA already.

Just more Paul Posturing for the Droolers to lap up.

Just like his Daddy, another do-nothing scammer.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:38 PM

48. keep dreaming...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:01 PM

6. I know we are all watching for Jeb or Christie in 2016

But this man is the dangerous one, as he is the literal Messiah of the Ayn Rand types, and far to the right of his Dad, Ron. The last statement should tell you a lot.

Or this will:





The second one was from a right wing site, but I used it to show that his supporters say things that most sane people would deny.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:02 PM

8. Because that's what libertarians do,

they don't let government interfere with people's right to assemble or organize!


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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:22 AM

37. And whatever happened to all his bullshit about "state's rights"? ...

like every other "principle" they pound on their chests about,
little snipe-faced assholes like him will abandon that principle
in a heartbeat IF that principle conflicts with higher agenda --
like union-busting.

State's Rights are sacrosanct...
except for the folks in the "blue" states.
According to this moron, states can just "nullify" any Federal bill
they don't like (such as this piece of shit), or secede from the
union.

The Constitution is sacrosanct...
except for the parts they use to wipe their arses.

"WE BUILT THAT!", "Rugged Individualism", "Moocher Class",
"Personal Responsibility", blah blah blah...
Union Members built that work environment !
Union Members were the rugged individuals who fought for
those benefits and economic justice !

If a person wanted to benefit from another's labor, without
contributing something himself, doesn't that meet the very
definition of that person being "a moocher" and irresponsible ????

He sugar-coats his bullshit with the usual Republican mantra
of "freedom" and "individual rights", but it's all about money,
union-busting and a loathing of a working class that isn't totally
submissive to the aristocracy (i.e. people like him) If he had his
way, he would piss on every union member in the country. This
bill is just his way of doing that.

Fuck Him. Fuck that fascist Ayn Rand. Fuck anyone named Rand.




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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:03 PM

9. I propose a national Right to Country Club Membership bill

If people should be allowed to join a union without paying dues then I should be allowed to join a country club without paying dues.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:50 AM

40. Perfect analogy Bjorn

Union Representation without taxation. People who get the rights of the Union without the work or membership dues are freeloaders. I actually know of one RepubliCON who felt so awful about this freeloading she actually paid the membership dues when she did not have to. She hated Unions but hated being a freeloader more.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:07 PM

10. Sen. Rand Paul (ALEC-KY)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:12 PM

12. This shows hope stupid he is, given it can't become law without Obama signing it.

Even if the Senate gave it a read

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:19 PM

13. I thought joining the union was merely an option one had when getting hired in somewhere that

had unions?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:34 PM

15. they are speaking of the angle where if a shop votes a simple majority to organize

then the employer is forced to recognize that union. This 'forces' any employee that did not vote to organize to join a union.

But that's only part of the story. It is very likely that any employee voting not to organize did so because they are what we call 'job scared' - meaning they are afraid of repercussions from the employer.

also, any employee voting No would have no complaints later on. The better working conditions, higher wages and protections under federal laws are not something anybody complains about. Not to mention direct support and mediation from the parent union like the national AFL-CIO.

It is 100.0% true that nobody can be forced to join a union. Its funny that the right portrays us as thugs, but in the next breath, we are _easily intimidated thugs_...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:20 PM

14. "all Americans are given the choice" assumes there is parity between employer & employee.

That's not the case.

It's a one to many relationship for the employer, one employer to many different possible employees, so the employer has the hiring advantage and ALSO the post-hiring management advantage and . . .

It's a one to one (or only a very few) relationship for the employee, one employee to only one possible employer, so a prospective employee is at a disadvantage relative to any given prospective employer and also post-hiring relative to management issues in the work-place.

Libertarians live in fantasy land. Check into a history of their intra-party relationships and I'd bet you'll find many instances of mistrust and mis-understanding and cheating. And we're supposed to listen to these people about how to deal with conflict?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:36 PM

16. The DOL reports union membership dropped another .5% last year

to a whopping 11.2% nationwide.


11.2%


and somehow, unions are running wild and costing people jobs...whatever.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:43 PM

49. The "unchecked unions are killing jobs" meme has been rooted too firmly after years of repetition

Sadly I know way too many lifelong Democratic friends and family members who FULLY believe this...They hear "union" and think "mafia-owned extortionist thugs"

(incidentally, we're all in the south)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:40 PM

17. Fuck Rand Paul, and Fuck Corporate Libertarianism!

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:44 PM

19. Yay!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:42 PM

18. Not surprising that a tea party Senator would go down this road. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:45 PM

20. He can't go more than a day or two without acting like an asshole

I would dearly love to see him lose his next re-election bid. I don't pay much attention to anything he says, but I've never heard him say one thing I agreed with. The sooner he's gone from public office the better.

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Response to mokawanis (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:23 AM

39. Acting?

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:21 PM

47. I stand corrected

Not acting...being.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:46 PM

21. The Right to get reamed by your 1% Republican Overlord chicken hawks

No thank you. No freaking thank you, RepubliWankers Against America.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:47 PM

22. DOA nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:44 PM

24. holy shit. I am so glad Scott brown stepepd down, and at least he is Dem led....

scary stuff.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:58 PM

25. Right to work or right to indenture

This is an attempt to indenture workers again. It is not right to work, but right to fire.

Corporations know that they will be able to lower wages, benefits, and collective bargaining as they will be able to rehire at wages more beneficial to the corporation, management, and share holders.

Just look at Asia, every time that wages start to rise, manufacturing moves to the lowest cost countries. Workers are practically slaves, children work long hours for meager wages. The rich take advantage of the political system, which for the most part is corrupt.

Right to work or right to indenture. You figure it out. Look at the predatory banking and lending practices. One mobile phone provider has even gone as far as extending contracts for just changing plans. Soon, if you are not part of the rich you will become indentured. It's coming and the Republicans are leading the way.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:04 PM

26. There should be a National Right to Ignore Rand Paul bill

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:09 PM

27. Take your fucking bill and shove it, asshole

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:28 PM

28. What a smarmy

Prick. Seriously.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:58 PM

30. We need a national general strike now, more than ever.

Stop working. Stop spending. Shut it ALL down.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:25 PM

32. Ekkkkkkkk

My eyes!!!!!! Monster.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:19 AM

33. It's "SLIGHT THE WORKER", not right to work. Don't use his framing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:23 AM

34. What this country needs is for a union vote to require the removal of

workers who are anti-union on the grounds that they are disruptive to the workplace and people shouldn't have to work with people they do not want to work with. Simple majority vote.

There would be a strong incentive to to use it because of possible abuse against oneself, but against the office/shop jerk, it would make the country a much better place to work. An exception that the union could not dismiss a co-worker who was also a 5 percent or more owner, and couldn't dismiss anyone who was not a member of the bargaining unit.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:40 AM

36. Fuck off, Rand, you little asshole.

God, that twerp is evil.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:18 AM

38. JackAss eom

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:09 AM

42. It needs to be stressed that RTW does not provide freedom of association.

The Constitution provides freedom of association. And labor unions make it easier to enjoy the right to associate.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:51 PM

43. ALEC are a corporate think-tank writing and passing laws across the country, including "RTW"

 

Links to stories on ALEC being behind "Right to Work" (and "Stand Your Ground", among others).

http://www.bing.com/search?q=right+to+work+ALEC&form=MOZSBR&pc=MOZI

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:07 PM

44. Paul's creepy cavalcade continues....

He is such a blight on KY's already despicable political process.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:17 PM

45. American workers already DO have the right to associate or not...

American workers already DO have the right to associate with a business' recognized labor union or not... they can always quit.

It is no fucking different than when Rand Paul and like-minded conservative fucks compel corporate shareholders to submit to the will of the majority of stockholders when corporate monies are used for political causes the shareholder might oppose - they can always sell their shares in the company or decide to deal with it.

And THAT is the TALKING POINT we need to be repeating when combating the radical right's spin on right-to-work bullshit.

God, I hate this bastard!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:19 PM

46. I hope it gets fucking laughed out of the Senate ...

(cause you know the Nutbag House will pass it) ...

... and then I hope HE gets laughed right back to hillbillyland ...

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