“Right to Work” Equals “Right to Freeload”

An article on Inside Higher Ed today, on the threat to faculty unions through a case on its way to the Supreme Court, includes this:

“If the Supreme Court rules that ‘fair share’ violates the First Amendment rights of public employees, they would transform the entire public sector into right to work, more appropriately named ‘right to freeload,’” said Rudy Fichtenbaum, a professor of economics at Wright State University and national president of the American Association of University Professors, which acts as a union on some of the campuses where it has chapters (but not at others).

Things could get tight for our unions, if this case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, is decided the wrong way.

2 thoughts on ““Right to Work” Equals “Right to Freeload”

  1. Germany has an alternative system to unions which economist Michael Hudson has spoken about. I don’t recall the details, but this might be a superior alternative to unions.

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