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Our pro union demonstrators gathering in Michigan today to protest against -- right to work legislation that is expected to pass in that state.
Fox News senior judicial analyst debts and -- -- joins us now you see this is the First Amendment.
Issue that is -- First Amendment issue.
Tracy actually thank you for having here it's always a pleasure.
That the First Amendment guarantees the natural human right to associate.
And would join whatever group you want.
The flip side of that is the right not to associate.
At the present time in Michigan you do not have the right.
Not to associate with work for the and the automobile manufacturers -- network for the automobile manufactures.
And you must join the union I don't I don't wanna join the union now the state will authorize the manufacture your employer -- To take the equivalent of the union dues from your salary and give -- of the union.
That's -- You know legislation Michigan recognizes that that that that is that it also recognizes your right not to associate -- they can join whatever -- they want.
And the union concede to bargain collectively but it can't force people to join them more support them financially you don't want to do.
Isn't this about political donations at the end of the day yes -- -- -- -- was there yes yes it does do is go from -- your paycheck to add to hit -- look.
The unions have a gotten into less seductive dance with the politicians.
We'll get you in office.
You get us more people paying dues will use the choose to contribute to your campaign.
You'll get votes from us you keep doing this you keep the laws that force people to join our union so we have more money in the kitty.
To share with you it's it's reprehensible.
Because it takes away a basic human right the right to choose whether or not to join the what are unions frightened of here that there's going to be a large number of people say good I never wanted to pay my dues to the unions are not doing anything for me.
And so they going to be about -- apartment -- afraid of that they're also frightened to actually.
And Tracy of the symbolism.
This is Motown.
This is Detroit tea and this is the heart of the American what's left the that the water on the doing away with billions Johnson unit is still alive and kicking and it's -- that.
We're not forcing people to pay the money.
And of the story.
People have a right to associate they have a right to join labor unions I am not against labor unions you like -- their workweek.
-- -- the end of the day at 5 o'clock not for harassment for most -- at weekends off because -- unions did a hundred years ago.
But that was free unions freely organizing often against the state now the state is in their pockets by saying you must contribute to this union whether you like -- -- -- yet.
They hold so much power and yet their numbers are diminishing by the second right yeah less and less well that's also what they fear they fear that went out the coercive power of the state.
To compel people to join or to contribute their numbers will shrink even more.
You know as as society changes as we get less industrialized and more high tech right and as many high tech employers like this great one for which the three of us work.
Does not have unions the influence of the -- reunions is diminished or it's isolated into a small part.
Of the economy they would like to expand their influence they would like to have more politicians like.
Barack Obama who will give them whatever they want.
There are General Motors never mind that it's bankrupt heck what the bond holders will -- make -- the unions are happily.
Don't forget about that it was only two years ago yeah.
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