Anti-union group hurts all workers

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Uniform Law Commission estimates that 150,000 to 200,000 employees are wrongfully discharged each year as a result of being employed at will without legally protected rights that unions demand for their members. The charge for this protection, called dues, is a tiny fraction of a penny on the dollar compared to a wrongful discharge.Mark Janus, the plaintiff in the case Janus v. AFSCME, does not feel he should be required to pay union dues, hence the suit against his union, the American Federation of state, county, and municipal employees.Did you know that Mr. Janus’s legal fees are being paid in part by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. (NRTW). The NRTW’s mission, according to its website, is to “eliminate union power through strategic litigation, public information and education programs.”On the same website, they state that they do not defend workers who feel they have been victimized by employment at will. So the question to be asked of NRTW is, “What happens when unions lose power, leaving us all at-will employees without legally protected rights?”Frank ColemanScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img

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