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LABOR: No one’s forced to take a union job

Letter by R.D. Mitchell, Enumclaw on July 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm with No Comments »
July 2, 2013 1:13 pm

Re: “Washington’s workers deserve to know what rights they have” (Viewpoint, 6-28).

Maxford Nelsen described a horrific scene. Innocent people are threatened to fill out a job application. Next, they’re coerced into attending a job interview and told to sign the employment papers, or else. Finally, they’re frog marched in shackles to a workplace chafing under deplorable conditions.

Yes, another poor soul is “forced” to work under a union.

I’ve worked under both situations, and each has its pluses and minuses. I’ve asked people why they are working under a union when they strongly disagree with the concept. They almost always say it’s because the job has better pay, benefits, work hours, etc., than the same nonunion job.

I’ve noticed these people also dislike “welfare queens” and the “fact” they take and give nothing back. Mirrors must be rare in their world, for they are no different. They take the “benefits” of a union and hope to avoid giving anything back.

Every employment field has more nonunion job than union ones. They’re easy to find. You only have to get off your duff. There are entire states where you aren’t “forced” to join a union. Perhaps you would like living and working there?

No one votes in a union unless it’s the lesser of two evils. No company gets one unless it did something to deserve it. A company gets rid of a union when it no longer deserve it, or the union quits representing a majority of its members.

Break free from your slavery. Find another job and leave the rest of us alone

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