Right to Work?

Do Americans have a "right" to work?

The Associated Press ran a story about some Longshorement in Washington that I thought was interesting. Apparently, about 500 Longshoremen “stormed” a Port that they feel they have a right to work at, “The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that’s staffing a workforce of other union laborers”.

Um … what?

The beauty of business in America is that no one forces anyone to do business with anyone else. That goes for employees as well. These folks broke in and destroyed property. I wouldn’t be excited about bringing them back to work for me. What do you think? Do workers have a right to work? Should workers be able to try and force employers to hire them?

What do you think?

Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She has written three books on personal finance, contributes to multiple online media platforms, and is a foster care alumni. She’s been quoted on Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, and The Credit Union Times, among others. Visit http://www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com to find out more about her work.

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