Although less than eight percent of America's private sector workforce is unionized, you may be surprised to learn that the majority of today's union members never voted to become unionized.
In fact, the vast majority of workers who pay money to unions today do so under the threat of termination from their jobs. You might wonder: How is this legal?
Well, 28 states in the U.S. actually allow unions to negotiate contractual clauses (called "Union [Income] Security Clauses") that require employees to pay union dues (or "agency fees") as a condition of employment.
In other words, unionized employees either have to pay the union or the union can have them fired from their jobs. More...
ATTENTION: IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYEE REQUIRED TO PAY UNION DUES AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AND WISH TO REMOVE THE UNION'S ABILITY TO FORCE YOU AND YOUR CO-WORKERS TO PAY DUES OR FEES, YOU MAY WISH TO HAVE THE NLRB CONDUCT A DEAUTHORIZATION ELECTION. [MORE...]
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