|This class will dispel misconceptions that the Union Conservative movement is the same as other "right to work" efforts that have recently arisen. Terry Bowman is pro-union dedicated to bringing union leadership back to the middle to represent all workers - he believes you cannot serve the interests of members by making enemies with 50 percent of politicians. He feels union members should have the right to express their political beliefs without fear of intimidation or persecution. |
Union workers hold many different roles in their lives, spouse, parent, sibling, child etc. - as well as union member. The union worldview and political beliefs should focus on all aspects of life - not just one. Hear how Union Conservatives are pro-union and dedicated to bringing the leadership back to the center which will stop them from spinning to the brink of disaster.
Understand the reasoning behind the idea that - Forced solidarity is no solidarity at all. Even prisoners in a chain gang have "solidarity." Only through complete voluntary unionism will there be real solidarity that fosters mature relationships to save and create jobs. To be pro-union worker means to be pro-right to work.
Terry Bowman grew up in a union household, his dad was a Ford worker, and over time he realized he did not agree with the "party line" of the UAW. His granddad was a coal miner who migrated north to Michigan from Tennessee. After 13 years of being dissatisfied with union politics and associated propaganda, UAW member Terry Bowman decided in 2010 to start organizing union members who disagree with the political activities of their union officials. Since then, Union Conservatives has become a 501(c)4 non-profit organization and has members in 35 states around the nation. In 2012 he testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for a hearing entitled: "The Right to Choose: Protecting Union Workers from Forced Political Contributions," and has appeared numerous times on Fox News, CNN, and CNBC.A prominent figure in Michigan's Right to Work struggle and defeat of Proposal 2, Terry won the prestigious 2013 Senator Everett M. Dirksen Award by the National Right to Work Committee, and has since been sought out by other states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri and Ohio to share the message of Michigan's victory of Labor Freedom.