They say it’s because paying dues is unfair to workers, but we all know that’s a bunch of malarkey.
The truth is that unions are effective. The truth is that Republicans only care about the upper classes, which happen to be the same people who own corporations, which happen to be the same people in control of wages.
Yes, the people who own corporations “control” the wages. Wages are not left to the whims of the so-called “free market.” Prices might be, but not wages. Corporate America collectively controls the wage indexes, and they do so with a coordinated, yet unofficial, effort.
When corporate America “collectively” does something, they are in effect working as a union. So what we have is one union, the corporations, against another, the workers. But most workers have no union, and corporate America is dead set on keeping it that way.
A union is power. A union is leverage.
And unfortunately, in today’s political climate, a union is a social animal well on its way to extinction. The masses have been thoroughly brain-washed into thinking that we only deserves the crumbs of wages we’re given by the rich.
If you want to get rich as a laborer, work harder! If you want to get rich, you must first make some one else richer.