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  • "Right to Work" vs. Rights for Workers
    Posted On: Jul 21, 2015

    "Right to Work"                                    vs.                      Rights for Workers

    "Right to Work" does not provide workers or their families with security and stability. Compare the two and judge which side best promotes the interests of the worker, rtw or the union.

                    "Right to Work"                                                                                                Rights for Workers

    Eliminates Collective Bargaining as a                        Collective Bargaining as a basic right of every individual 

    response to strong individualism                              worker

    Employer determines the                                            Workers collectively negotiate the hourly work week

    worker's total weekly work hrs                                  schedule

    Workers individually must negotiate                       Health care is a human right not a privilege unions           

     their own/family health coverage                           negotiate more comprehensive health coverage

    Workplace safety conditions are those                  Workplace safety is a common concern for all workers

    determined  by employer                                            as equal members on the labor site

    Pensions and Social Security ought to                     Pensions are agreed contractual agreements that must

    determined by a privatized system                          be honored and respected with Social Security available

    Work hours can be rearranged to                             Workers have a right to a stable life style with fix

    meet employer needs                                                   work hrs. assuring family home life stability

    Employers reduce worker hrs. avoid                       Worker hours are established to prevent benefit

     benefit coverage or overtime pay                           loss or unpaid overtime/wage fraud

    Employers may discriminate according                   Workers rights are respected in recognition of their

    to personal or religious preferences                        own personal beliefs or social status

    Employers are free to redefine job                          Workers are secure in their positions to avoid such

    descriptions as managerial                                           changes aimed at denying work benefit coverage

    Employers threaten to move work location         Worker contracts protect stability and quality

    to protect poor/low wage scales                               of product or services

    Employers treat workers as commodities             Workers are persons with individual contractual

    that can be easily disposed of                                    rights covering individuals and family members

    Employers control employee mobility                    Workers have more flexible to meet job personal needs and determine training availability                           and obtain education/training to improve life patterns


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