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Hey Unions: Welcome to Politics

traitorbill Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 9:41 AM
Why shouldn't union members have the ability to opt out of union political spending?
kma2 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 1:29 PM
Believe it or not, in California, they do. Granted, the paperwork is a tad cumbersome, but you can opt out of the portion of dues that goes to political action.
Account closed Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 9:59 AM
Absolutely right. Forcing them to give money to Dems is also costing union leadership. A lot of union workers hate Obama.

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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