Right-to-Work

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Right-to-Work

Legislation at the state level in the United States prohibiting union shops, which are companies in which the employer agrees to require union membership from employees after a probationary period. In effect, right-to-work laws allow employees to benefit from union agreements without paying union dues. Right-to-work laws are controversial; both proponents and opponents claim that they reduce union power. The argument is over whether or not this is a good thing.
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The Right to Work principle--the guiding concept of the Institute affirms the right of every free American to work for a living without being compelled to belong to a union.
Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police have ruled out allowing the Right to Work campaign, which expects thousands of people to attend its protest rally on October 3, to pass the Tory party conference venue.
EIPR said that despite the fact that Hepatitis C did not fall into any of these categories government and private employers continued to practice policies discriminating against people infected with Hepatitis C as well as HIV positive individuals and those suffering from Hepatitis B - depriving them of both their right to work and their right to healthcare accruing from employment-based health insurance.
The granting of the right to work must be decoupled from permanent settlement in Lebanon in the now active public debate.
Gathering outside of the UN headquarters in Downtown Beirut -- the site of last month's big pro-Palestinian protest -- Palestinian groups issued a memorandum calling for the right to work and own property, as well as for the increase in camp size and the reconstruction of Nahr al-Bared.
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are denied the right to work in around 70 job categories, although some restrictions were lifted in 2005.
Mr Wilson said: "SIA have been investigating the right to work of a number of employees on behalf of the security industry.
Immigration minister Liam Byrne told MPs that checks on whether people handed a licence by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) had the right to work in Britain had uncovered some illegal immigrants.
But AFA told the appeals court that NWA's imposition of cuts despite flight attendants' rejection of two tentative concessionary agreements gives workers the right to work actions.
Asylum seekers and refugees on Tyneside were gathering today to a march for the right to work.
Every employer is required by federal law to verify whether its employees have the legal right to work in the United States within three business days after an employee's employment begins.
The lawsuit by the Virginia-based National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation seeks an immediate injunction to prevent the CTA from using or collecting a $60 fee it recently imposed on its 335,000 members to fund opposition to the governor's special-election ballot measures.