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Right to Work official to speak to Vaca Valley Tea Party

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From page A6 | July 09, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — The president of a 2.6-million-member public policy organization will speak at the July 16 meeting of the Vaca Valley Tea Party.

Mark Mix is the president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and the National Right to Work Committee. The organization is committed to the idea that “no worker should be required to join or pay dues or fees to a labor union just to get or keep a job,” according to a press release.

The Right to Work Foundation has more than 200 active cases making their way through the legal system, according to the press release.

Also speaking at the meeting will be Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica. He is running against Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, in the 3rd Congressional District.

The public is invited to the meeting at 6 p.m. at Pietro’s No. 2, 679 Merchant St., Vacaville. There is no fee.

For more information, call Colleen Britton at 514-0360 or send an email to vacatpp@gmail.com.

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  • JimboJuly 08, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Republicans sell ‘right to work’ laws as a way to bring business to the state. This little lie doesn't hold up under examination, as there is no empirical evidence to suggest any right to work laws having made any state more attractive for businesses. However, as we have seen over and over again, the meme that corporations can’t make a profit if they have to pay workers is lie #2. Germany is a great example of what happens when workers and labor are valued and have a seat at the table, as in their “codetermination system”. This system requires, by law, the appointment of worker representatives to a company’s board of directors. Now you might think, if you listen to Fox/Republicans, that any system where they let workers have a voice at the table would kill manufacturing. But of course, this is not true. Forbes even regularly reports that Germany, where they pay autoworkers TWICE what American auto workers get paid, they make more cars and are very profitable.

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  • JagJuly 08, 2014 - 11:05 am

    Jimbo, what are you afraid of, This law would not say you cannot be union, it would simply say you do not have to join if you don’t want to. what is the problem with that?

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  • Mr. PracticalJuly 08, 2014 - 7:49 pm

    Jimbo, and cars are twice as expensive in Germany.

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  • Hey there Mr. Practical..... You Wear It Well ByeJuly 08, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRfjaoneJgM

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  • Just a little bit of jazzJuly 08, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL0uKVTwKs0

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 08, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Jimbo: Wonder what those German folks' take home pay is after taxes?

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  • Danny BuntinJuly 09, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    @Mr Smith: How many medical bankruptcies were there in Germany this year? It is funny to say that they are considered a conservative nation, yet they would be considered far left in this country. Try reading the German constitution(That the U.S. wrote), it is quite a document.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 09, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    Danny: I respectfully withdraw from this debate. I am not an expert on Germany or the German economy, and do not intend to become one any time soon.

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  • Danny BuntinJuly 09, 2014 - 5:07 pm

    @Mr Smith: Yeah why bother, you have your bullet talking points. No need to further your education, right?

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 09, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Well, Danny: I still withdraw from the debate, but after your post, I withdraw the "respectfully" part.

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  • JimboJuly 09, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Yet as pointed out not one of the states who have passed 'right to work' laws has any evidence whatsoever that those laws help make those states attractive to businesses as they keep claiming. If any of you had any proof you would have typed it. And links alone are for lazy people with no thought of their own and I never click them of DISCUSSION boards. They would be called link boards otherwise. And someone could use the internet to look up the German tax rates, but I doubt they would because it would not support the silly talking point they try to use.

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  • No use for unions......July 08, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    Well, we see results in a few years whether or not 'Right to Work' will draw business to states. I believe Michigan and Indiana have gone to right to work in the last few years. As for me, I have better things to do with my money than to give to a slush fund for someone to use. Yes, you might say it's for protecting my workplace and so on, but there are enough laws out there for that and if I have to join a union to work, well then, I'll work somewhere else.

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  • CD BrooksJuly 08, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    No use for unions......are you serious? Do you honestly believe the law is on your side during employment issues? You probably believe the company's HR division is there to protect you too right? I say do your job and do it well. Hopefully the company won't arbitrarily decide to boot you and keep your pension. I have worked for both union and non-union shops. I worked hard and kept my nose clean. I was lucky to get both pensions and SSI. My dad was a union man, two of my brothers and me were union men. To just flat out deny employment because it could be a union job is ludicrous.

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  • Mr. PracticalJuly 08, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    CD, in California, the law far out favors the employee.

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  • CD BrooksJuly 08, 2014 - 9:43 pm

    Mr. Practical, sure there are laws in place protecting employees in certain circumstances. But inevitably, when an employee attempts to sue a company for termination they lose. There are of course those circumstances where the company totally screws up, but not nearly as often as the typical case. I was simply suggesting the writer understand that point.

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  • Danny BuntinJuly 09, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    @MR.P: Look at the time line for low pay for people in proportion to the death of unions. To peas in a pod.

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  • Danny BuntinJuly 09, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Err.. "two"

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  • patrickJuly 09, 2014 - 10:55 am

    try to fire an employee in a government union ----federal-- state --local--- these unions are all going broke regarding retirement.

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  • JagJuly 09, 2014 - 8:45 pm

    Simple question, what is wrong with choice?

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  • JimboJuly 09, 2014 - 10:18 pm

    Simple answer, if you want less pay and benefits CHOOSE to work for a nonunion shop. But do not expect others to fall for this tea party union hate nonsense.

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  • JagJuly 09, 2014 - 10:33 pm

    OK but I would not expect anyone to fall and I would not expect the shop to be non union, It could be a union shop but if an employees would rather for go the dues (and protection) that should be their choice, but appreciate the response ,,

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