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Hey Unions: Welcome to Politics

Starley Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:17 AM
By Law non union members recieve the same benefits as union members. But they can't vote in elections. They get the negotiated raises and benefits. They are represented by the union in labor disputes. So it is fair that they pay for the union services and the expense extended on their behalf. But the argument on supporting union political or other non-service expenses is where the Supreme Court drew the line. Paying those expenses should be voluntary as supporting political positions against your beliefs involuntarily is a violation of free speech.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a hat tip to common sense, decided yesterday that nonunion members can opt out of union fees that are targeted towards political purposes.
“Labor unions must give nonmember workers ‘fresh notice’ of unplanned increases in fees or assessments -- money that might be used for political purposes -- the Supreme Court ruled Thursday,” according to CNN.

For labor unions around the country, it serves as a painful reminder that when they decided to go all-in for Obama in 2008, they alienated the rest of us non-government, non-union members- the 99 Percent- who have to go...

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