NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
2010 Candidate Survey
1. Idaho law provides that no worker can be denied a job because he or she either joins or does not join a labor union. Idaho’s Right to Work Law guarantees that each individual worker can freely choose for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a labor union.
WILL YOU OPPOSE ALL EFFORTS TO WEAKEN OR REPEAL IDAHO’S RIGHT TO WORK LAW?
2. From time to time legislation is introduced in the Idaho General Assembly to force working men and women who have chosen not to join or support a labor union to pay union dues– so-called “agency fees”– to a labor union, or risk being taken to court or even fired.
WILL YOU OPPOSE ALL ATTEMPTS TO FORCE WORKERS IN IDAHO TO PAY UNION DUES OR “FEES” TO AVOID BEING SUED OR FIRED?
3. Idaho law grants public sector union officials monopoly bargaining powers– so-called “exclusive representation”– over state and local public employees. As a result, union officials have the power to bargain in the name of every individual employed within a work unit, including those who do not desire union representation. Right to Work supporters oppose any imposition of monopoly bargaining over public employees by union officials.
WILL YOU SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO END THE UNION OFFICIALS’ MONOPOLY BARGAINING POWERS OVER IDAHO’S PUBLIC EMPLOYEES?
4. Recently, in several states, union officials have sought to mandate so-called “neutrality agreements” on businesses seeking to bid on state contracts. “Neutrality agreements” prohibit employers from countering union officials’ propaganda during organizing drives and guarantee that employees only hear one side of the story.
IF ELECTED, WILL YOU OPPOSE SO-CALLED “NEUTRALITY AGREEMENTS” AND ALLOW WORKERS TO HEAR ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION?
5. In several states, union officials have sought to enact “project labor agreements,” keeping non-union companies from bidding or working on state-funded projects. These agreements ensure that more workers are corralled into forced unionism and lead to more spending and higher taxes.
IF ELECTED, WILL YOU OPPOSE ALL ATTEMPTS TO PASS SO-CALLED “PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS” AND ALLOW CONTRACTORS TO BID ON STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEIR EMPLOYEES PAY DUES TO A UNION BOSS?
6. Recently, in several Right to Work states, so-called “fee for grievance” bills were introduced that would have gutted the states’ respective Right to Work laws by allowing union officials to force non-union workers to pay for the use of the grievance process at their workplaces– a process created and completely controlled by the unions, which non-union employees are forced to use whenever they have a grievance. Passage of such legislation would mean most workers would be coerced into joining labor unions to avoid the high “fees” for using the union-controlled grievance process.
WILL YOU OPPOSE SO-CALLED “FEE FOR GRIEVANCE” LEGISLATION THAT SEEKS TO COERCE UNION NON-MEMBERS INTO PAYING FOR THE USE OF THE UNION-CONTROLLED GRIEVANCE PROCESS?
I am adamantly opposed to labor unions and their practices. The public sector should not recognize nor tolerate labor unions; however, the private sector needs to be free from all government interference.