date of this post is 7-10-18, edited 8-16-18
One of the travesties in the USA is that the Labor Relations Act of 1935 was passed to help: the U.S. economy, the workers, and businesses.*
However, the travesty is that ever since it was passed, the companies, corporations, some governors, some state legislators, and the Supreme Court have pecked at it with a big, huge axe. It is the inner workings of our government that allow this to happen. The democrats say one thing and do another thing. Same with the Republicans; they say one thing and do another thing. The independent Party has made a little headway, but not enough. Politicians who are rich, mostly, enter the “political game” to get richer, not to help society. One of their great (actually, flawed) accomplishments is placing “pork” into legislative bills for their particular constituents. The spending is outlandish because of the “pork” additions that have nothing to do with the intent of the bill.
So many Americans call them all “crooked politicians” for a reason. The reason is, I think, is that most Americans do NOT see good results. I, personally do not think that every single politician is in it for the money. I do distrust the great majority of the rich ones. My gosh, approximately 80 to 89 percent of congress were born with silver spoons in their mouths or they made lots of money later in their lives.
It is a fact that the USA has some quantity of underlying corruption. I don’t think that many middle class Americans would disagree with this statement.
The so-called “right to work” law has exploded in recent years. I am not even sure but about 8 months ago, I read that the Supreme was going to decide whether to make the so-called right work law, a law in every state of our union, which would be a “TORNADO” unleashed on the regular workers.
The law states that it “secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a Right to Work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be. Moreover, a Right to Work law does not prohibit limitations on when a dues deduction authorization card can be revoked. Workers should carefully read the fine print before signing such a card.”**
The name “right to work” is definitely extremely deceptive and is also definitely, an oxymoron. I just googled it; there are 28 states with the right to work law, the last state was Missouri, with the law passed in 2017. This law was overturned in the summer of 2018 in Missouri, which was an excellent outcome for middle class. I have read that the states with right to work laws have shown a 3% drop in wages.
Apparently, a decision brought by Janus against Public Sector unions has been decided by the Supreme Court in June 2018, against union fees having to be paid by public employees.