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What Does 'Right to Work' Really Mean?

Dot462 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:45 PM
Under right-to-work, employment is at will. That is, the employer can terminate somebody for any reason and the employee can quit for any reason. If the termination violate the employee's civil rights (discrimination because of sex, age, ethnicity, race, etc), then the employee can seek remedy in court. People have been let go for engaging in union activities on employer time and on employer property without permission.

At this point in time, most people are probably familiar with the 'Right to Work' drama that ensued last week in Michigan. Through a debate with a staunch pro-union friend of mine, it dawned on me that perhaps there were some people who might not actually understand what it means to be pro 'Right to Work.'

At first glance, how could anyone be against a right to work? Who would be against someone working as the term itself invokes a pro-freedom sentiment found in the American democratic tradition. 'Right to Work' advocates believe these laws promote job creation, generate investment...