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Forum Post: Indiana "Right to work State" is working "great" without unions

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 8, 2012, 6:57 a.m. EST by amerman (26)
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Unions are the disease of America

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[-] 1 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 2 years ago

There are 23 right to work states in the US.

Northwestern University economist Thomas Holmes, now at University of Minnesota, "compared counties close to the border between states with and without right-to-work laws (thereby holding constant an array of factors related to geography and climate). He found that the cumulative growth of employment in manufacturing in the right-to-work states was 26 percentage points greater than that in the non-right-to-work states.

February 2011 Economic Policy Institute study found that in right-to-work states both the unemployment rate in 2009, and the cost of living were lower.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

there are still unions idiot.. right to work just means that companies are 'allowed' to hire non union workers when there is a union in place. managment is the disease of america

[-] 0 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 2 years ago

'right to work' more accurately means that joining the Union is not forced, is optional. What this means to the Unions is a loss of membership and power.

[-] 0 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 2 years ago

Not all Unions are bad, but all public unions are, especially when they have bargaining rights. The link between the democrats and the public sector unions is strong and there is no one looking out for the tax payer if the unions members are forced to join and pay dues to the unions. The union leadership then supports democrats to get elected . The democrats are then the ones 'negotiating' with the unions. Conflict of interest, yes.

[-] 0 points by amerman (26) 2 years ago

I agree and some private unions are still useful but the other ones are not

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (21783) 2 years ago

Really? Ever been to that state?

It's a hideous wreck of a place.

[-] 1 points by skylar (-441) 2 years ago

You mean the union wreck of detroit.

[-] 0 points by amerman (26) 2 years ago

It is booming just like Wisconsin will do when "Sir" Gov Walker gets rid of the union greed there

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (21783) 2 years ago

No, it isn't booming. I don't know where you got that idea.

[-] 0 points by amerman (26) 2 years ago

That for replying and I am just curious, why is Indiana not getting attacked for this while Wisconsin is??

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 2 years ago

They are. Illinois hears all about Indiana. I think Ohio does as well.

It doesn't get the same media attention because The Progressive is in Wisconsin. So, there is a news source that is all over it.

Secondly, Mitch Daniels is being prepped for the national political stage. There seems to be an inordinate amount of time burying information.

Indiana has repeatedly screwed the people over in various ways. Many people live in poverty. It has nothing to do with the unions.

[-] -1 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 2 years ago

just to be fair, where do you get your facts? 'There seems to be an inordinate amount of time burying information'? Are these Union talking points or do you have some vetted source to back this up? Note that from 1998 to 2005 Indiana was under Democrat control

[-] 0 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 2 years ago

thanks for the info. but i don't get it, if indiana is burying information? it seems to be public.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 2 years ago

So, you were not aware of the information, correct?

[-] 0 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 2 years ago

no, wasn't on my radar. but i didn't see any evidence of intentional burying, even you used the word 'seem'. doesn't sound good, but then there is much corruption, fraud, and incompetence in government on both sides of the aisle.