7th December 2012
With six-vote margins in both chambers, the House and Senate approved measures prohibiting private unions from requiring that nonunion employees pay fees. The Senate was debating a similar bill, with Democrats denouncing it as an attack on worker rights and the GOP sponsor insisting it would boost the economy and jobs.
Yeah, nothing says ‘Land of the Free’ like forcing a worker to join a union — or just pay for it — in order to keep his job. ‘You’re being oppressed by not being forced to join our union!’ That makes perfect sense.