Worker Choice vs Forced Fraternity
Public support and perception of labor unions is dwindling significantly. Even Hollywood is throwing them under the bus with the new film, Won’t Back Down.
After reading The Heritage Foundation study “Unelected Unions: Why Workers Should Be Allowed to Choose Their Representatives,” by James Sherk, Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics, it is not hard to see why.
The report stresses that contemporary unionization strips workers from their basic freedom to choose regarding negotiating working conditions, pay, and benefits. Employees must accept the union’s one-size-fits-all contract or be ostracized. The law heavily favors the union, once it is entrenched. After a company and employees are unionized, it is an expensive and arduous endeavor for employees to get rid of representation. In addition, it is impossible for workers disgruntled with their labor organization to seek any other representation.