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Exodus: Wisconsin Government Workers Abandon Unions in Droves

Brian3769 Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 8:53 AM
Since when do unions, or anyone else, have a "right" to reach into my pocket and grab money that I choose not to give them? Just because a bunch a political gangsters passes a law, holding a gun to my head, doesn't make these automatic dues deductions right. They're merely highway robbery with a police escort, and when used to fund causes I don't agree with, which fasten the collar of tyranny tighter around my neck, they are not only immoral, but undermine honest citizens' respect for the government and the law. Forced unionism and forced dues collection are subversive of freedom and justice. It's about time this outrage came to a screeching halt.

First, a mea culpa: I'm several weeks late to this story, but it's so significant that I figured I'd adopt a "better late than never" approach and bring this to your attention anyway:

Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - the state's second-largest public-sector union after the National Education Association, which represents teachers - fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011, according to a person who has viewed Afscme's figures. A spokesman for Afscme declined to comment. Much of that...