Comedian Louis CK is probably the latest convert to Right to Work

I saw this story today and was flabbergasted.

Because of the industry he’s in (at least part time) as a video editor, CK who is better known as a comedian, must pay into various union pension and health care funds whether he wants to or not. The comedian also doesn’t do a whole lot of video editing as a fraction of his overall work activity, but according to the article, the judge ignored that in favor of the unions who said that without the rules, those employees could report they had worked the minimum hours necessary to qualify for a pension, and get the maximum benefit for the minimum required contribution.

Shouldn’t people be able to pay these fees if they choose to rather than being forced to do so simply by holding a particular job?

Of course the unions will likely argue that CK is a known member of the 1% and that he can afford to pay the fees for the benefit of his “brothers.” I’m sure that is true, but I’m sure CK is already paying some pretty high taxes living in New York (12.7% top state and local rate if you live in the City), isn’t that more than enough?

And while CK may be the latest individual convert to Right to Work, the latest state to do so is Wisconsin.

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One Reply to “Comedian Louis CK is probably the latest convert to Right to Work”

  1. Ref: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and video trilogy

    Very poignant reminder if America goes socialist and the few forced to support the many.

    Innovative leaders banded together to stop the engine of society effectively bringing socialism to its knees since secession is not an option. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secession

    Discussions and threats of secession often surface in American politics, and secession was declared during the Civil War between the States. However in 1869 the United States Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1869) that unilateral secession was not permitted saying that the union between a state (Texas in the case before the bar) “was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.”

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