"Such laws would require gyms and health clubs to admit everybody, whether or not he or she pays a cent."
February 16, 2012 4:59 PM Subscribe
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One Minnesota union's tongue-in-cheek response
to a proposal to make Minnesota a so-called "Right to Work" State.
The Minnesota proposal
is the most recent in a string of similar policy moves. Indiana just passed
a similar law. New Hampshire
are also considering so-called "right to work" proposals.
"Right to Work" is the practice of statutorily prohibiting employers and unions from negotiating contractual provisions that require employees to pay for the representation that the union provides to them. Labor unions in so-called "right to work" states are possibly the only organizations that are required by law
to provide a benefit or service for free.
Proponents of the practice prefer the term "right-to-work
," claiming that it is unfairly coercive to require employees to pay for union representation. Opponents of such laws often prefer the term "right to work for less
," arguing that such policies are not intended to safeguard the rights of employees, but rather to cut off union's sources of funding. The term itself
is the subject of debate.