Monday, March 9, 2015

Free rider rights

So our probable next president Scott Walker has signed a 'right to work' bill.
The legislation bans unions from requiring non-members to pay union dues. Walker signing the bill makes Wisconsin the 25th state to have such a law, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
I have never understood why this kind of legislation has been called "right to work". Unions provide protection for employee rights to and on their jobs. Under this legislation, workers can enjoy union protections (for a few years, anyway, while they still last) without supporting the organization through dues. Wouldn't it be more accurate to call it 'deadbeat rights?' or 'right to be a free rider?'


  1. Yeah, really makes you wonder why they didn't call it a "deadbeat rights" bill.

  2. They seem to have a magazine: