Re: ”Right-to-work has benefits for many” (letter, 3-14).
Having union contractual agreements between employers and employees, including negotiated wages, without having to pay union dues is like the uninsured motorist who claims all the rights and privileges of driving without the financial obligation of auto insurance. When he has an accident, everyone else gets to pay except him.
Legislation that brought everyone more safety in the workplace, child labor laws, the 40-hour work week, industrial insurance and more resulted from union activity that included the expense of union membership dues, spilled blood and loss of life.
As the letter writer stated, …