Diminish

To the Editor,

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time in Madison with Representative Vorpagel and Senator LeMahieu. Both support the “Diminish Their Voices”(Right-to-Work) legislation.

Our democracy is based on majority rule with checks and balance built in so that the voices of the minority are heard along with mechanisms to make changes.

I pay my taxes (dues) even though I don’t like some of the laws (contract items) implemented by the majority and I don’t like the way some of our taxes (dues) are spent (examplevouchers).

I remain a member of a great Union (U.S.A.-Wisconsin), pay my dues (taxes) but continue to try and convince fellow Union members (citizens and representatives) to make changes.

Our democracy should be reflected in all facets of our society‚ especially in the work place! Workers must have a voice in influencing their working conditions, wages, and benefits. Needed are checks and balances to ensure that both employees and employers are working together to move forward on dealing with their needs.

If the majority of workers want to use the mechanism of a union to collectively bargain with the employer to deal with those needs, then all should work within that mechanism. If a minority does not like some of the results of that relationship, they do have paths to use to make changes.

Both Sen. LeMahieu and Rep. Vorpagel praise the economic growth and quality of life in their districts. Recent articles in area newspapers highlight studies that show that our area of the state is in an “economic surge” with job growth and wage growth.

All of that is happening without “Right to Work” laws!

Why would we “fix” something that is not broken? In fact, experiences show that implementation of such laws diminishes wage growth!

Don’t “Diminish Their Voices”, diminish the “Right-to-Work”laws!

John Binder
Plymouth


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