This was Post by George Takei. While many people have shared this some people have stated repeatedly that these states are right to work states and that as fabulous as George Takei is for speaking up for LGBT rights he is misrepresenting things. Let me tell you about what a right to work state. As I tell you what a right to work state notice how the issue of gays being discriminated against has been completely marginalized. What is important is that now I explain to you what is a Right to Work State.
Right to work State
A right-to-work law is a statute in the United States that prohibits union security agreements, or agreements between labor unions and employers, that govern the extent to which an established union can require employees’ membership, payment of union dues, or fees as a condition of employment, either before or after hiring. “Right-to-work” laws do not, as the short phrase might suggest, aim to provide a general guarantee of employment to people seeking work, but rather are a government regulation of the contractual agreements between employers and labor unions that prevents them from excluding non-union workers, or requiring employees to pay a fee to unions that have negotiated the labor contract all the employees work under.
Some people have taken this to mean that:
- An individual can be fired for being gay, straight, or opposed to their supervisor’s choice of cologne.
Which means to them that ultimately this map really depicts state by state outcomes of the ever enduring union vs. non-union laws battle.
However something isn’t clear something isn’t logical I have the right to work but can be fire at any tine for anything. One must research now. At this point we don’t know or want to talk about gays, we want to get to the bottom pf this morass of legal and political terms. So we research
- “Right to work” laws govern hiring of employees. In a nutshell, “right to work” means that a person has the right to work for a company without being required to either join a union or financially support a union. Basically, if you live in a “right to work” state, joining a union, or paying union dues, can’t be a condition of your employment.
- “Employment at will” means that either an employer or employee can end a working relationship at any time, for any reason, with no notice. No matter how hard you work, if you upset your boss, no matter how small the incident, you could be out of a job.
The only exceptions are that employers can’t fire anyone for reasons protected by federal legislation. That means that discriminatory firings (age, sex, religion, race…the usual suspects) are still illegal in “employment at will” states.
Now that we have More Info
We will stay talking about this issue. Takei was wrong and so we can dismiss the entire conversation completely. Yeah since I am not affected by this gay discrimination, it’s not on my mind. I have a really short attention span, and have not noticed that obscure language, and the need to be right have completely sidelined me from an important issue. I can just get back to my life and the tv.
Two days later another image comes out but I can ignore it because ive disproved the validity of the other one