The Detroit News recently reported that union membership has declined five-tenths of a percentage point – 11.8 to 11.3 – in the workforce.
“Total union membership fell by about 400,000 workers to 14.4 million. Teachers unions were among the hardest hit, with the ranks of public school teachers and educators falling sharply,” it noted.
The thinning union ranks are blamed on state budget cuts which have resulted job losses for teachers and other government sector employees, EAGnews.org found.
The AP report did not mention that some teachers are choosing to walk away from their union. But that’s exactly...