Freedom to Work: A Matter of Choice? "Labor unions in the United States were originally established to protect workers rights and prevent employer abuses. Now, an increasing number of men and women are challenging unions on the grounds of financial, religious or political differences. This thought-provoking episode relates the experiences of several workers who suffered intimidation or job loss due to their disagreements with union policies. In one example, a former member of USAirways Mechanics Union tells how he was fired for refusing to support union political positions. Representatives of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation also relate how they successfully sued the union to protect the workers job. Visit the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation website." The above description is from a new documentary produced by Voices of Vision. It will be aired via PBS next month and is 26 minutes in length. The program lays out a strong case for the right to work principle. It also describes the role the National Right to Work Foundation plays in this arena and provides compelling stories from people who have suffered union retaliation for standing up for fundamental constitutional principles, such as free association and freedom of speech. If interested, check your local PBS channel schedule for January if possible, to see when it will air in your area.