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Papa Johns Forces Employees to Donate Money to Republican Party...

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Unvalanced Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...no, not really.

However, unions do exactly this for the Democratic party.

Over the last year, the UAW directly donated $1.5 million to candidates, almost all of it to Democrats. (Joe Heck, a Nevada Republican, did receive $1,000. There were a few other local elections in which Republicans received funds, the total of which didn't exceed $5,000.) It additionally donated $9.8 million to PACs, political parties directly, and other groups. ($4.1 million of this went directly to the Democratic party.)

Don't forget - union membership and union dues are a condition of employment at any union shop with an agency agreement. This is precisely the situation which right to work laws seek to rectify, because effectively, employees are being forced to donate money to particular political parties as a condition of their employment.

In many countries, the inherent conflict of interest has led the governments to either ban agency agreements entirely (the UK), or to institute alternatives (in Canada, employees may donate their dues to a mutually agreed upon charity, for example; South Africa allows the money to be donated directly to the government).

This situation would be a matter of outrage on this board if employers instituted this directly, or if the money was going to the Republican Party.

THIS IS NOT A RESULT OF THE SUPREME COURT DECISION GRANTING CORPORATIONS AND UNIONS FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS. This situation long predates that decision, as previously these funds were simply routed through PACs. So don't blame the Supreme Court for this.

So why the vehement opposition to right to work legislation? This is clearly a violation of the employee's rights to political self-determination.
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heaven-spawn Dec 23, 2012
wow this sounds like a huge strawman argument amirite?
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Unvalanced Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And what's the strawman, and what does it represent, praytell?

Or do you have no idea what the words you just wrote mean?
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theGman0 Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
He's just some idiot who showed up about an hour ago. He hits up nearly every thread in politics with crappy one line responses that don't make much sense.

It appears he got you too.
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Unvalanced Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Politics forum drinking games fodder!
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heaven-spawn Dec 24, 2012
dude i will be so drunk
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theGman0 Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
lol
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:iconheaven-spawn:
heaven-spawn Dec 23, 2012
your shit
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heaven-spawn Dec 23, 2012
go reread your argument its plain as day
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Unvalanced Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Uh huh.
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heaven-spawn Dec 24, 2012
yep.
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