Editor, Metro Times,
In "The real GOP," Jack Lessenberry writes that supporting Right-to-Work would "mean all existing unions would be destroyed."
I support the libertarian principle that individuals should have freedom of association, and not be forced to join associations against their will. I also find Lessenberry's claim to be unfounded.
Workers would voluntarily join a union if the benefits received are equal to or better than the value of the union dues. This change would force unions to become more efficient and provide higher-quality benefits and services in order to retain and recruit members. The only unions that would be destroyed would be the ones whose dues are not worth the benefits provided — and I say good riddance to them if they cannot find a way to add value to the workers.