Anyway, many of these people are convinced we teachers would have nothing were it not for the strength and beneficence of our teachers union, about which they complain incessantly because we haven't had so much as a raise for about 8 years. But imagine how bad off we'd be if we didn't have a union, right?!
I wonder how they'd process this information if I were to use their favored tactic and force them to:
Union organizers in the South suffered a setback Friday when workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted against being represented by the United Auto Workers.What would cause more than half of those VW workers to reject union membership? I think union people should think long and hard about how and why that could happen.
The vote was 712 against the union and 626 in favor. There are about 1,550 hourly workers at the plant who were eligible to vote.
The vote was seen as the UAW's best chance to organize a nonunion auto plant, because Volkswagen management did not oppose the effort.
To be clear, I'm not against unions a priori, I'm against forced unionism. As a lover of freedom I'm glad that 712 of my fellow Americans weren't compelled to give their money to an organization they didn't want to. Those 626 who want to join a union can still do so as individuals, and that's perfectly acceptable.
But out here in true blue California, why anyone would not want to join a union makes many shake their heads in utter confusion.