Tuesday, August 12, 2014

National Employee Freedom Week: 4 million workers can opt out of their union

SEIU bosses at Occupy Chicago rally
Many workers don't know it, but they can quit their union if they want to, particularly if they live in a right-to-work state such as Indiana, Michigan, and many southern states. There are still options if you reside in less-free states such as Illinois.

This week is National Employee Freedom Week.

From the Washington Examiner:
Four million Americans want to leave their union, but either they don't know that they can or they don’t know how to do so. For many of them, now is the time to act: August is opt-out month for many unions nationwide.

This number comes from a just-released Google Consumer Survey poll that shows more than 28 percent of union members would like to leave their union if they could do so without penalty. That's about 4 million of the nation’s 14.5 million union members.

It's not surprising that millions of employees want to leave their unions. Many wonder why they should pay for their union’s lousy customer service.

Some dislike paying dues that can top $1,000 a year, the price of a family summer vacation or a mortgage payment. Others don't want their dues to support political causes or the lavish salaries of many union bosses.
Learn more by visiting the Employee Freedom web site.

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