Please Sign This Petition To Enact A Federal Right-To-Work Law!

Please Sign This Petition To Enact A Federal Right-To-Work Law

According to, a Right-To-Work law is defined as a law that allows employees to “decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union.”  Without this law, a union shop can force members to either join the union, or unions can force them to pay union dues even if the employee refuses to join a union.  Without this law, closed-shops are also outlawed, which means that it is illegal to stop employees from starting a union.  So, the first question that should come to your mind is “Why would anyone in their right mind be against a law like this?”

The major unions in the country hate these Right-To-Work laws because they would no longer be able to force people to join or pay dues.  They would have to start justifying their existence, convincing unsure members that their services are worth it, and they would have to work with the employers to stay relevant.  The fact is that union members make up less than 11% of the workforce, but because of their incredible power, they have been able to stop these laws from entering just over half of the states in the United States.

We are trying to help spread information on the benefits of the Right-To-Work laws by starting a petition to enact Federal Legislation guaranteeing people the right to choose whether or not to be associated with Labor Unions.  Please “sign” this petition by sharing or commenting on this blog post.  Thank you for spreading the Right-To-Work message across the United States of America!

About Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian)

Todd Hagopian received his BA from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a Financial Advisor and a Bank Manager before returning to school. He attended Michigan State University, where he completed an MBA with a double-major in Finance and Marketing. Todd is now a Senior Product Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He frequently writes about business issues, social media strategy, and political issues that he finds important. Enjoy the blog!

Posted on September 1, 2012, in Petitions, Politics and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Yes, give big business another way to smother the workers and destroy the middle class. It is truly disgusting the hatred conservatives have for the non-rich. I deal with several companies with unions. Funny thing: the owners are still making money hand over fist, but the workers all have health care, retirement, and a living wage.

    Can’t have that in America. Put those prols back in their place. No health care. No retirement. No minimum wage. No benefits.

    We need slaves in America, not a viable middle class.

  2. Hello Alfie,

    Thanks for commenting on the blog, I thoroughly enjoy debating the important issues of our time. Unfortunately, your argument is flawed in many ways, which I will outline. Hopefully, you are just a victim of disinformation by Big Labor, rather than someone who gets paid to spread these lies that scare people away from voting for legislation that would help the country.

    Right-To-Work laws are not aimed at “smothering” workers, or “destroying” the middle class. In fact, they are not even anti-union in nature. All the law would do is make it illegal to have a union-only workplace, or a union-free work place. The workers would be free to choose whether they wanted to join/start a union or not.

    The fact is that Right-To-Work laws simply stop unions from forcing non-union employees to pay union dues. Over the past 6 years, unions have spent over $1 Billion supporting Liberal candidates, and another $3 Billion in Liberal political activities. If a conservative wants to work in a union factory in a non-Right-To-Work State, he is forced to pay union dues even if he does not want to join the union. You, sir, sound like a Liberal-voting gentleman. Would you be happy if your employer forced you to contribute money to the Republican party every year? I think not…

    Furthermore, any organization that can only survive through forced membership is not an organization who has any incentive to serve its members properly. If I were a Liberal, I would be in favor of Right-To-Work laws, because you will find that the union will be forced to spend that $4 Billion in ways that actually benefit their members, rather than spending the money to elect politicians who will keep business as usual in place.

    Unions represent just over 10% of the country, yet over 50 states still allow them to force people to become members against their will. All this petition is doing is taking away the forced membership aspect of unions.

    Next time, rather than spending that ten minutes spreading union propaganda, I would suggest that you dedicate that time to learning more about the law that you are arguing against.

  1. Pingback: Time to Turn Michigan’s POUT upside down! « toddhagopian

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: