Sunday, June 23, 2013

National Employee Freedom Week

This year is the first time this event has been nationally publicized. National Employee Freedom Week is an attempt to reach out to unionized employees and let them know about their right to self-determination when it comes to belonging to a union. Sure, unionized employees (as well as non-union employees) have the right to join a union if they want but it's pretty obvious most employees don't. Private sector union membership is at it's lowest point since unions rose to prominence in the 40s and 50s when 35 percent of the private sector workforce was unionized. Now less than seven percent of the private sector workforce is unionized nationwide. And there's a great reason for this.

Go to and look up the salaries of the union bureaucrats in the big unions. If you are a union member, compare your wage to what YOU pay your local president, your business agent or the bureaucrats on up the chain. You know how hard you work for your money. What do the union bosses do for their fat salaries? Are you getting the representation you deserve? If not, maybe it's time to stop pissing hundreds of dollars a year away to pay the huge salaries of your union reps. You have to right to opt out in 24 of the 50 states. Unfortunately, if you live in one of the 26 forced unionization states, you may not have a choice.

Decades ago, before child labor and wage and hour laws and workplace safety rules and regulations. unions may have served a purpose. Now they are just fat, bloated corrupt bureaucracies that rob from the worker to give to the fat cat union bosses. In 24 states, you have the right NOT to participate in this scam. Employee Freedom Week is a great reminder to find out what your rights are.

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