Union Free Radio, Ep. 10: With 'Just Cause' Laws, Unions Continue Legislating Themselves Obsolete

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‘Why buy the cow, when you can get the milk for free?’

On July 4, 2021, New York City’s “Just Cause Law” took effect for fast-food operators and their employees.

Although many employers may be concerned these types of laws will spread to other municipalities or states, that may not necessarily be a bad thing.

In this episode of Union Free Radio, host Peter List unravels the history of “employment at will,” the mystery of “Just Cause Discipline,” as well as “Progressive Discipline,” and explains how New York City’s new law may actually hurt, rather than help, today’s unions.

“Once The State, or ‘Big Brother,’ is mandating wages and ‘fair treatment,'” List asks, “how many workers will voluntarily give a portion of their paychecks to advocacy group—or unions?”

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