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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #9)

Sat May 18, 2013, 11:23 AM

10. It has to do with ENFORCING the worker safety statutes too......

A government that can't afford to hire enough inspectors and, IF the ones they DO hire are in bed with the capitalists, it would naturally be less safe. Then you add in RW executives in these states who philosophically don't BELIEVE in worker safety (or for that matter, ANY) regulations and you have a situation where death for a worker is merely part of doing business.

As to union representation and whether it helps or not, I can offer a personal experience. When I was a young man, I worked in a shipyard, with a section of the workforce represented by the Boilermakers Union. I was a shop steward and at least twice I stepped in and stopped unsafe working practices. And this was in a mostly union shop, BUT IN A RIGHT TO WORK STATE! So, what a good union CAN do is to make sure that the management is held accountable for unsafe workplace practices. You won't find that in non-union shops.

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