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 case highlights the difficulties employers have in balancing the obligations to provide right to work documentation against the impact of dismissing an employee who cannot provide such documentation.
What they are really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.
Several sacked employees have joined forces with The Right to Work Campaign and will attend a meeting to discuss battle plans tomorrow evening.
The concept of the right to work is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drafted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
Furthermore, the nonchalance with which union bosses like Lewis paralyzed the economy by calling employees out on strike in 1946 hardened public support for the right to work as opposed to compulsory unionism.
The demonstration, organised by the Right to Work group and Trade Union Congress, has already criticised police for insisting on a large cordon around the ICC and Hyatt Hotel during the five-day conference.
RIGHT to Work protesters have been banned from marching past the Conservative Party conference at Birmingham's International Convention Centre because of security fears.
The right to health and the right to work are fundamental underpinnings of the human rights system," Alaa Ghanem, director of EIPR's right to health program, said in a statement issued Tuesday.
Currently the vote to grant the right to work for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is too close to call as the most serious debate ever in Lebanon on this subject builds momentum.
Summary: BEIRUT: A group of democratic Palestinian organizations joined forces Monday in a bid to pressurize the government into passing civil rights amendments to laws restricting the right to work and own property.
Participants to the conference, who represented various shades of Lebanese and Palestinian political parties along with civil society organizations, were unanimous in demanding that Palestinians be granted the right to work and to own property, AN NAHAR reported.
Bernard McAuley, of the Unite trade union, told protestors at Lindsey: "There is sufficient unemployed skilled labour wanting the right to work on that site and they are demanding the right to work on that site.