A Union Violence Documentary
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Compulsory union violence created by the 1935 Wagner Act, the NLRA, made the “closed shop” a national law and gave union bosses mandatory powers only equaled by government powers to tax.
See the personal stories of:
- “Little Joe” Hooper takes last drive to work and never returns home to his wife and children – a victim of union violence. His crime, he had join a small independent union not the AFL-CIO.
- Trucker Leo Martin brutally beaten by union toughs and left permanently injured.
- Two female waitresses were encouraged by a union boss to do porn and prostitution if they wanted a job; and then, he threatened to beat, rape, and kill one of these girls.
- Dale Richardson and his family were harassed for nine months… and the list of victims continue.
- School bus drivers attacked. Union Firefighters in Memphis, TN let the city burn. Mine workers attacked with dynamite. Sleeping bride shot in head. An eight year-old girl shot by striker. Twenty innocent people die in Chicago, IL when firefighters go on strike. Twelve of the 20 were children.
Hon. John L. McClellan (U.S. Senator – Arkansas, 10/7/1965):
I can tell the Senate without hesitation that there is still much corruption in some labor unions today and, moreover, that compulsory unionism and corruption go hand in hand.
To maintain their tyrannical control over various unions, this unscrupulous element frequently resorted to brutal physical violence and threats of violence against union members and even their families. Bombed businesses and dynamited homes were the hallmark of the ruthless who sought to establish a reign of terror over the rank-and-file members, and to silence anyone who otherwise might have dared to raise his voice in protest.
The only legal obstacles which are encountered today by such corrupt unions and their evil leaders are those State laws which prohibit the imposition of compulsory membership in a labor union as a condition of employment, and those laws would be nullified by the repeal of Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act.
The Arkansas Right to Work Law, like the laws in sister States having similar laws, makes the worker a free man — free to join a union if he desires, and free not to join or support a union if he is so inclined. The choice is his, and his alone. Take away the right of choice … and you take away his freedom. For when choice is denied then so, too, is freedom.