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Unions: Try to Save Themselves

By Mike Kapic / June 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Unions: Try to Save Themselves

The Dangerous PRO Act Would Destroy the Economy as We Know It by admin | May 14, 2021 | Free Market, News and Updates Unions are in decline in America, and it’s no surprise as to why. Most do not offer any sort of value to the overwhelming majority of workers. You would think they could take a hint. In 2017,…

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Association is Freedom

By Mike Kapic / March 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Association is Freedom

Unions Are Clearly in the Wrong about Freedom of Association If freedom of association is a right, then unions are in the wrong and pushing further in the wrong direction. Gary M. Galles – February 20, 2020 Unions have long justified themselves as exemplars of the right of freedom of association. Brenda Smith of the…

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United Auto Workers vs. Workers

By Mike Kapic / November 16, 2018 / Comments Off on United Auto Workers vs. Workers

WSJ November 3, 2018 Look who used non-union contractors to save money. By The Editorial Board | 381 words A Justice Department probe of back-scratching by United Auto Workers’ leaders and Detroit auto executives is turning up embarrassing truths and has resulted in seven convictions for corruption and conspiracy. The revelations underscore the importance of…

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Non-Market Wages Damage Lives

By Mike Kapic / October 24, 2018 / Comments Off on Non-Market Wages Damage Lives

When all is said and done, economists agree, the most effective minimum wage is zero. Of course, governments, politicians and special interests (unions) disagree because they would suffer the consequences of a free market. It’s referred to as crony capitalism.

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Grapes of Union Wrath

By Mike Kapic / October 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Grapes of Union Wrath

WSJ September 22, 2018 By The Editorial Board | 429 words Workers at Dan Gerawan’s third-generation family farm in Fresno, Calif., voted five long years ago to decertify the United Farm Workers. Their ballots were finally counted this week following a tortuous battle that illustrates how liberal government often subjugates individual worker rights to union…

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Unions: Try to Save Themselves

The Dangerous PRO Act Would Destroy the Economy as We Know It

by admin | May 14, 2021 | Free MarketNews and Updates

Unions are in decline in America, and it’s no surprise as to why. Most do not offer any sort of value to the overwhelming majority of workers.

You would think they could take a hint. In 2017, workers at Nissan in Mississippi and Boeing in South Carolina rejected union representation by a wide margin. In 2019, Volkswagen employees in Tennessee voted against unionizing for the second time in recent years. And just last month, employees at an Amazon facility in Alabama largely rejected joining the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union.

So, what solution has labor unions come up with? Will they focus on bringing more value to members or potential members? Will their leadership stop supporting liberal and other far-left causes? Will they stop pushing socialist policies and politicians?

Nope. Their solution is to force American workers to join unions through legislation.

H.R. 842, also known as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, would enact sweeping changes to the National Labor Relations Act. And it’s dangerous in 3 particular ways.

  1. The PRO Act repeals all state right-to-work laws.

    Currently, 27 states have right-to-work laws, including Arizona. These laws ensure workers can choose whether or not to join a union and pay for representation. The PRO Act would remove these laws, which could cause some workers to lose more of their wages and others to lose their jobs.

  2. The PRO Act ends the secret ballot for unionization votes.

    Secret ballots protect workers from being intimidated into joining a union. And in Arizona, we put a right to secret ballot in our state constitution more than ten years ago. But now, the PRO Act puts that in jeopardy, opening up workers to threats, misrepresentation, and other false promises from unions.

  3. The PRO Act makes independent contracting nearly impossible.

    When you’re thinking about state laws to mimic, California is probably not a state that comes to mind. And yet, the PRO Act would take California’s disastrous Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) nationwide. This so-called “Pro-Worker Law” has already killed jobs left and right in California. And now, it threatens freelancers across the country who want flexibility and like being their own boss.

Clearly, the PRO Act is nothing more than a giveaway by congressional Democrats to union bosses to help them boost their declining membership rolls. So, it’s no surprise that the Democrat-controlled House already passed the bill back in March. And President Biden, the most pro-union president ever, is itching to sign it.

But right now, its fate rests in the Senate. And a coalition of liberal organizations and unions are spending big money around the country, especially here in Arizona, to make sure it’s passed. They know that Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly likely hold the key to making that a reality. After all, they are among only three Democrats who did not co-sponsor the bill.

That’s why it’s critical for you to take action today! Contact Senator Sinema and Senator Kelly right now and tell them to vote NO on the dangerous PRO Act (H.R. 842). The future of workers rights and our economy could depend on it.

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Mike Kapic