Now besides that, what if an employer does want to hire non-union employees? Why can't they? Oh that's right. Because if they attempt to then Unions claim that the Employer is trying to Union Bust and takes them to court.
Unions Force companies into contracts. If a Union forms and tries to "negotiate" a contract but the company refuses the contract what happens? One of two things depending on the circumstances. 1: The Union goes on strike. Hurting the companies profits. During this time the Company is not allowed to fire those on strike or hire replacements...even temporary replacements. Or 2: The employer gets accused of trying to Union Bust. Again hurting the Companies profits by making them pay lawyers and eventually a settlement since more often than not the court sides with the Union. (that whole pesky freedom of association thing which is only touted when it suits union bosses and is totally ignored when it goes against them) Due to this the Company must eventually capitulate and inevitably part of that contract forbids the company from hiring non-union workers. So its not really the company which is forbidding the non-union worker from getting hired. It is the Union. Which means instead of sueing the Company for not hiring me I would sue the Union for forcing the Company to not hire those that do not want to join a union. Because it is the Union...not the company...which is forbidding both My right to associate with who I want and the Companies right to associate with who they want to. Remember, Contracts cannot generally interfere with peoples rights. For instance a contract cannot excuse murdering someone and thereby taking away thier right to life.
Have you never heard of replacement works or also known as scabs? A lot of companies have hired them during strikes or lock outs. It of course depends on the specific state or province if it is allowed or not, but I expect it is allowed in far more states then it is not allowed. As for company profits being hurt during the process of a strike or lock out, No s__t sherklock, that is the point of strike or lockout. That is the only real power a union has, the ability to with hold the labor that a company requires in order to operate. A single person not going to work does not have much bargining power, the entire production line with holding labor does. The company has the choice to wait, hire replacements, move production, shut the facility down etc. Catepillar has done that in the past in the US and in Canada.
As for your right to associate, you do not have to join a union, no one is holding a gun to your head to work for Ford and join the UAW, you can work for Walmart instead and not be part of a union. The position is only yours if you accept the conditions of employement which might include being part of a union, or an association. So if you do not want to be part of a union dont work for a company that requires you joining one. It is entirely a VOLUNTARY decision to work at a place that requires union membership