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Non-Union Workers Forced to pay Union Dues

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Portales News- Tribune January 10, 2015

Some being forced to pay union dues

By Dennis Roch


When it comes to work and what we do for a living, America is a country of choices: We have the freedom to forge our own paths and follow our passions. We can choose who we want to be and where we want to work.

Yet, despite those freedoms, in New Mexico you can still be forced to pay union dues against your will. That’s correct. Even if you have no desire to join a union or contribute a portion of your paycheck to one, you can still be required to do so as a condition of employment. . . Read Complete Report

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USA Today 2:51 p.m. EDT March 17, 2015

Right-to-work laws lower your pay

Richard Trumka


America is demanding a raising wages economy, but that idea is under assault because of a corporate funded plan being pushed by some politicians to take America in the opposite direction with right-to-work.

A few politically ambitious governors have signed right-to-work laws lately, but it’s an idea that frequently loses in state houses across the country. . . Read Complete Report

World Economic Collapse Eminent, Want a Twinkie?

After a century of success in the bakery and snack food industry, Hostess is going belly up. Hostess had been the model company on which similar firms on this and other continents were built. Many of those foreign firms are still thriving – for now. But the original Continental Baking Company, parent to Hostess, is closing the doors on this division. Citing labor problems, ongoing strikes, plant sabotage, and the cost of doing business as an employer in this brave new “free insurance” world, CBC has filed for bankruptcy. Eighteen thousand union workers will join the rolls of the unemployed.

Hostess’ famous product line is more than a snack food, it’s a cultural icon. Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Fruit Pies, and Zingers have carried us through when all our other cultural norms were shaken. It seemed that Twinkies would always be there… Really, they never rot. And after a person accumulates a good size spare tire from eating too many Hostess snacks, it never goes away either. And that may be the root of Hostess’ problems: Michelle Obama’s war on obesity. Read more