What is wrong with being a Right to Work State?

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
January 24, 2012 2:57pm CST
There is talk of protests at the Super Bowl because Indiana is going to vote to become a Right To Work State. Unions are fighting this saying that with out unions the workers will suffer. Right to Work dose not outlaw Unions but gives people a choice to join or not to join. What are the Unions afraid of that people will see them for what they are power hungry group that wants to get your money to enhance their power? If Unions are a good thing then people are free to join them, but if I feel I could do better without the Union why should I be forced to join one?
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@crossbones27 (14888)
• Redlands, California
25 Jan 12
I think most people like the right to be able to choose if they want to join a union or not. The problem is when you take the right from the unions to collectively bargain away from them, then you are making them powerless. What is the point of having a union with out that right?
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
25 Jan 12
Being a right to work state does not mean you can't have Unions and they still can negotiate a contract. The difference is that you are not forced to join the Union. The Company can have a Union Contract and non Union Contract.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
29 Jan 12
Right to work states 100% allow collective bargaining. The only difference is that people have the CHOICE as to whether or not they want to be part of a union that bargains for them.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
31 Jan 12
I think that right to work states are the better option by far. Nothing against unions, but if a worker does not choose to join one of their own free will, then I really don't see why it is fair that the states say either they cannot work, or they have to join. There is just something wrong with this way of thinking, at least to me....but then again I live in a right to work state and have all my life. People in union controlled states might see things differently.