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Response to Lesleymo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:21 AM

8. I just had a argument about this on another forum where most folks there are RW, not all but most

 

And they almost had one of the moderate folks convinced. So I posted this. Of course they jumped all over me for it. But that's why I like posting there. LOL


    I said to the moderate guy: The whole argument of right to work is having the right to choose not to pay union dues if your job is represented by a union. So you say to yourself "yea! its my money I should have the right to choose". To which I would reply "ok, what would you rather have. $15hr pay with little to no benefits or $25hr pay with better benefits and only having to pay a nominal monthly fee (dues) to maintain representation but still leaving you with most of the extra pay you are making?"

    Some people would try to argue that the increased pay/benefits is choking the viability of that business. To which I would reply by saying their argument has no correlation to the statistical facts.

    In fact its quite the contrary. The facts show that not only was our country the best off its ever been during the height of union membership, but the facts also show that their right-wing economic theory only ultra concentrates the wealth into very few hands resulting in what we see today. Lots of unemployment. Lots of under-employment. Lots of people needing public assistance instead of paying taxes, etc.

    But also notice that the gains due to labor expense savings in non-union businesses don't go to increasing their employees compensation. Doesn't go toward hiring more labor. Doesn't go toward benefiting the community. Doesn't even go toward benefiting our country. Nope, it goes into the pockets of executives who then hide it in off shore bank accounts.

    Then guess who gets to pick up more of the cost to run our country? The poor employee who thought it was cool to get rid of unions.

    Its all about cost shifting onto the backs of workers so fat cats can get fatter and fatter and they could care less about what it does to you or what it does to our country. Its a tragedy that RW folks have been hoodwinked into believing something that goes both against their own interests and our country's interests.

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