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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.Learn more by visiting the Employee Freedom web site.
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.
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