Radical Labor Unions and the Right to Free Speech
The paper provides a proper understanding of both the freedoms and the limitations that the First Amendment provides.
The paper shows that civil and organized means of expression not only strengthen the solidity of the union by increasing employee commitment, but also strengthen the entire business community by minimizing adversarial labor-management relationships. It shows that, therefore, an exploration of the other options that exist as opposed to radical acts is an important step to consider.
“The more radical one’s message and method of expressing that message, the smaller the audience that group will reach. Thus radical labor unions and controversy surrounding the right to free speech are connected not only in a legal sense but are strongly rooted in common sense as well. The more user-friendly a group’s manner of communicating is, the more likely it is to magnetize potential support. However if the message is communicated solely through radical means, the purpose of the message, no matter how meaningful, will be labeled extreme and essentially unreasonable. If the intent of the forum is to organize and improve workplace conditions, then the message must be expressed in manner that will not only be heard, but also reacted upon favorably.”