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senate Bill S. 801

Should Labor Micro-Unions be Banned?

Argument in favor

This would reduce confusion and division among workers and added compliance costs for employers. Larger unions also have more bargaining power with employers.

Curmudgeon's Opinion
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08/04/2015
Look at Bolshevist Britain in the sixties, or Italy, and see why this 'Micro (wildcat) Units' euphemism is absurd to even consider. Every workday four drunken brawlers could kill a half day's production. For true freedom in enterprise, look to the Right to Work states. At least as regards the private sector, those have gained the upper hand, and rightly so, as they produce more, employ more, and become the magnet for corporate relocations creating JOBS.
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John's Opinion
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07/13/2015
Unions are nothing more than organized political corruption engines and that corruption has led to underfunded Union pensions across the globe. Start small and work to eliminate them completely.
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Argument opposed

Not all bargaining between employers and workers should be mass, collective bargaining. Micro-unions allow for bargaining that fixes problems that are unique to small groups.

Denny's Opinion
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02/11/2016
I just read a comment that read, unions are political and one said we are drunken brawlers. Lol and another who said outlaw or ban unions altogether. So uninformed and mislead souls, using tired old talking points. We are political for a reason, and it's because we face ignorance such as yours. We pay a due, so that we can compete with the other lobbyist who daily deliberately tear away at the middle class. Taking whatever rights earned by truly honest people who sacrificed. I can understand an informed discussion on the merit of union labor vs the non union worker. Somehow I think it would just become what I have seen just now in the comments , pure hatred for something you obviously don't really understand. I don't hold that against you though. So I'll just say this, the union worker in this country is better trained, safer, more productive, and more involved. We don't fault you for working the way you choose, even though you don't reciprocate. Union now ,union forever!
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Scott's Opinion
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01/22/2016
Anything that harms workers ability to organize is just plain bad.
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    I just read a comment that read, unions are political and one said we are drunken brawlers. Lol and another who said outlaw or ban unions altogether. So uninformed and mislead souls, using tired old talking points. We are political for a reason, and it's because we face ignorance such as yours. We pay a due, so that we can compete with the other lobbyist who daily deliberately tear away at the middle class. Taking whatever rights earned by truly honest people who sacrificed. I can understand an informed discussion on the merit of union labor vs the non union worker. Somehow I think it would just become what I have seen just now in the comments , pure hatred for something you obviously don't really understand. I don't hold that against you though. So I'll just say this, the union worker in this country is better trained, safer, more productive, and more involved. We don't fault you for working the way you choose, even though you don't reciprocate. Union now ,union forever!
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    Anything that harms workers ability to organize is just plain bad.
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    Look at Bolshevist Britain in the sixties, or Italy, and see why this 'Micro (wildcat) Units' euphemism is absurd to even consider. Every workday four drunken brawlers could kill a half day's production. For true freedom in enterprise, look to the Right to Work states. At least as regards the private sector, those have gained the upper hand, and rightly so, as they produce more, employ more, and become the magnet for corporate relocations creating JOBS.
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    Workers should never not be able to bargain their rights as an employee. That doesn't make any sense.
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    Unions are nothing more than organized political corruption engines and that corruption has led to underfunded Union pensions across the globe. Start small and work to eliminate them completely.
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    Unions are terrible, but citizens should have complete freedom of association. If you want to join a micro union, so long as the government doesn't negotiate with you or force anyone else to do so, you should have every right to do that.
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    Outlaw unions all together
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    People can't afford this Redic program!
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    Why is the government intervention involved in American basic rights to bargain for their own futures
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    Either prohibit unions entirely or allow them to operate as. They see fit.
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    Unions are good for workers, the middle class, and the economy (and therefore good for business)
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    Unions, big and small, are a business, providing support and representation for their members. If we ban unions we might as well ban businesses. In some cases we need more transparency into the union's practices, but certainly no explicit ban.
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    Banning unions of any size, allows companies to treat employees as numbers rather than the people who make their bread and butter... one reason my generation can't have that one job that we retire from and get a pension from.
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    One of our biggest and most current tragedies is the decline of the unionized worker. Labor organization is one of the most important and most neglected paths to securing upward mobility for low-income and middle class employees.
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    I I see this is a transparent attempt to reduce union power and disenfranchised workers
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    Anything supported by the NLRB is bad!
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