right to work

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commentary

    “Dick Cheney and I do not want this nation to be in a recession. We want anybody who can find work to be able to find work.” —George W. Bush, 60 Minutes II, CBS, December 5, 2000

Constitutional examples

    [Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica, Article I, Section 29:] Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.
    Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
    A person may not be disqualified from entering or pursuing a business, profession, vocation, or employment because of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, language, religion, creed, political or other opinion, previous condition of servitude, disability, birth, ancestry, national origin, or ethnic origin, or any arbitrary reason.
    No business establishment of any kind whatsoever shall discriminate against, boycott or blacklist, or refuse to buy from, contract with, sell to, or trade with any person because of the sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, language, religion, creed, political or other opinion, previous condition of servitude, medical condition, disability, birth, ancestry, national origin, or ethnic origin of the person or of the person’s partners, members, stockholders, directors, officers, managers, superintendents, agents, employees, business associates, suppliers, or customers, because the person is perceived to have one or more of those characteristics, or because the person is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
    Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for him or herself and his or her family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
    Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his or her interests.

treaty examples

    [United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23, Paragraph 1:] Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

    [United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23, Paragraph 2:] Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

    [United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23, Paragraph 3:] Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

    [United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23, Paragraph 4:] Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

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