In 2009 I heard of a new group trying to materialize in Missouri. They were trying to bring new jobs to the area but did not want to be taken over by large Union groups the second that the company showed up.
I supported the right to work before most people here even knew about it by fighting for it and getting into heated online battles for it.
Most people ask what is the difference between a union and right to work? Well they both have one thing in common.. They both can get really greedy and then you have to go to the lesser of the two evils.
For years the Manufacturers and other job providers did not pay a liveable wage so the labor force fought back in an attempt to make a paycheck and try to support their familes. Most people negotiate for themselves and see if an agreement can be made and if not ... See Yah. There are jobs everywhere. Union members seem to love their job enough to keep it but want someone else to do their negotiationg. I will never understand why grown people need to be represented but there are some that are out there that are just not good with confrontation and negotiating so they choose this path of Unionism.
Let me be clear about this. When unions first formed it was due to greed. Companies were not paying a wage that could support their employees so they united to stand up. A commendable act. But over the past several years Unions have been no better then the old employer days of being greedy and wanting to much.
Business owners and employees must come to terms or we will always have a problem in this country keeping our economy moving I do know that.
Yes I do support right to work. We have given the Unions plenty of time to help implement economic growth here in Missouri and all they have done is take employers and strangle them with a wage that business cannot afford and left the business with no other option to get the hell out of Dodge !
Does that mean that at some point the union may need to come back if Job providers start taking their turn at greed again, Yes ! Unfortunately it is a back and forth game until greed inevidably will take over.
As a business owner I know what I can afford to pay my employees and if a labor union came to me and said that I needed to do this this and this... I would be put out of business.
I am hoping that this Right to Work law will open up more dooors of opportunitty for Missouri to get thisngs started. And employees will remember that the set backs of not treating their employees fairly are not worth losing their business for. If a business is not fair the word will get around and no one will work for them. This is the way it should work.
The power of negotiation is a must when it comes to taking any career or job. Instead of spending your money on a Union to do that for you, I would suggest using it to learn the power of negotiation. Or be willing to change jobs if it cannot be negotiated.
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