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Do you agree with the Supreme Court's decision that prevents unions from collecting fees from home health care workers?

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blasphemer

Jul-08-14 11:52 AM

This particular SCOTUS is much more akin to a kangaroo court. It is an embarrassment to the country.

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bystander

Jul-07-14 4:28 PM

AFSCME, which is the union that most home care workers would be joining, does not give money to political parties from dues money. That is a separate fund-raising part of AFSCME, called PEOPLE, and is completely voluntary. Also, to say that you cannot fire a union worker is completely false. I work in a union shop and people get fired all the time. The reasons they're fired for, are legitimate;however, and are not for things like: the boss wants a male instead of a female; or the boss doesn't like your aftershave. In other words--it's not an at will situation. If work rules are broken, usually willfully so, then termination or suspension can be carried out. Union dues go towards paying stewards for lost time while they work with employees on grievances and for paying the negotiating committee for lost time while working on new contracts. Some of the dues are donated to charities, if the general membership agrees to do so and by a majority vote.

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rona45

Jul-04-14 11:53 AM

We see how good cities do when unions have their hooks into everything. Look at Detroit They soon price their services so high nobody can afford them so the companies move their business to another state or country. The unions had a purpose at one time but now all they do is build up the union bosses retirement and the democratic campaign treasury. Look at some of the teachers union snd the dismal quality of education our kids are getting. There are good teachers and some that couldn't teach a dog to eat. You can't fire a teacher for non performance due to union rules.

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sumyounguy

Jul-03-14 12:10 AM

It's a mechanism to collect campaign donations for one party. If you don't agree with that party, why should you be forced to give them your money? That's the opposite of freedom.

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