Ross Eisenbrey and I Talk “Right to Work” (for less)…

January 17th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Ross Eisenbrey, VP of the Economic Policy Institute, came over to talk to me about the recent passage of so-called Right-To-Work legislation in Michigan. He’s a long-time expert on these issues and comes at it from a bargaining power perspective that OTEers will recognize.

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2 comments in reply to "Ross Eisenbrey and I Talk “Right to Work” (for less)…"

  1. John T says:

    Unions will have to work hard to combat the ”Right to Work” laws. Before the days of automatic checkoffs of membership dues shop stewards came round to collect same from each member. If memberships were organized into small groups headed by a shop steward dues could be collected more effectively. Not to mention the opportunity to educate the individual worker on the benefits of being in a union. There would also be some peer pressure from other members of the group.

  2. Richard Patten says:

    Orrin Hatch is clever at sneaking unpopular corporate profit provisions into popular bills, e.g., his Amgen patent extension give-away. He pulls gullible (or co-kniving) Dems along to make it look bi-partisan. His latest: a STEM H1-B immigrant’s ‘right to work for less’ provision (written by U.S. Chamber)into an Obama comprehensive immigration bill. This insertion is accompanied by threats to tank the whole bill if the STEM provision is not included (Somini Sengupta “Tech Firms Bid for Easing of Immigration.” NY Times, Wed., Feb. 13, 2013. Wage and work-condition abuse of H1-Bs is well-known. Co-conspiring Dems, e.g., Klobuchar accuse objection to the Hatch bill as ‘anti-immigrant.” Mpls Star-tribune, Feb. 13. One citation: Norm Matloff, UC, Davis