ArturoBandini wrote:I'd prefer a simple removal of existing collective bargaining laws and overturning of associated legal precedent.
In general, I disagree with you. The only major change I would make to the actual law, NLRA, would be to require regular elections.
I do not like the way agency fees are calculated and collected. I think that in generaly unions collect far more than they should. In a story the other day, the WI teachers union (I think) was spending 11% of dues income on representational activity. Yet agency fees were set at 90% of dues. Seems to be quite a mismatch. This is not a problem of the law, it is a problem of the way the law is applied.
The other problem I have is the requirement to negotiate in "good faith". I have no problem with the concept. I would have a big problem if either side did not negotiate in good faith. The problem I have is how "good faith" is often interpreted by the NLRB and courts. I think there needs to be more reality in this.
Finally, I have a huge problem with union violence. Unions go on strike. The company hires free market replacement workers. The union physically attacks them as they try to enter the plant. Government/police do nothing. Companies do respond sometimes with violence and are completely wrong to do so. Historically and even as recently as this week, most labor dispute violence is initiated by the union and/or its members. Not all, but the overwhelming majority.
Overall, I am more or less OK with the NLRA and would certainly not repeal it.
I do think management has a responsibility, which they often don't live up to, to make unions unnecessary. I think that is the real solution.