Politicians want to make it illegal to not fund to their campaign
From Obamacare to birth control for nuns, liberals have found the perfect way to sell an unwanted product…
…make it illegal to not buy it.
And union membership is no different.
But the reason its mandatory is even more corrupt than the thinking behind Obamacare.
A Google Consumer Survey conducted by National Employee Freedom Week in 2015 found 76.5 percent of union members responded “yes” when asked, “Should employees have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union?”
So if most union members think membership should be voluntary, why do union bosses oppose it?
Because it would cut off a major source of funding for liberal politicians – forced union dues.
If union membership were voluntary, nearly one in three members say they would terminate their membership.
The 2016 National Employee Freedom Week poll finds 28.7 percent of union members say they would “opt out of membership in a labor union” if they could do so “without losing your job or any other penalty.”
When Wisconsin made collective bargaining voluntary for government employees, teachers’ unions saw membership plummet by a third to half.
“Since June 2011, teacher enrollment in the WEAC has dropped nearly a third from nearly 100,000 members, and the smaller union AFT-Wisconsin has fallen more than half from its peak membership of 16,000,” Fox News reports.
“For the past two decades or more, about half of Wisconsin’s public-sector employees have belonged to unions,” the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported after Wisconsin’s collective bargaining reforms took effect. “But that share fell dramatically from 50% in 2011 to 37% in 2012, according to an analysis of the Current Population Survey by unionstats.com, a web site run by two economists who monitor union trends.”
That means less cash flowing into union bank accounts.
And unions, especially government employee unions, are the single biggest donor to Democrat political campaigns and liberal lobbying.
“(T)he Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state’s largest teacher union, spent nearly $2.1 million in the first six months of 2011 and $1 million in the first half of 2009, but a mere $84,000 in the first six months of this year,” the Journal-Sentinel reports.
What’s bad for union bank accounts is bad for Democrat bank accounts.
So what would a 33 percent decline in membership mean for unions nationwide?
Unions spent $4.4 billion on political campaigns and lobbying between 2005 and 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported in 2012.
A 33 percent hit to that total would mean a loss of $1.5 billion from liberal political bank accounts.
That’s $1.5 billion donated to radical liberal candidates and spent on radical liberal political lobbying from people who didn’t consent to have that money taken from their paychecks.
That gives liberals a massive political advantage.
And that’s why it’s illegal for workers in many states to refuse to share their paycheck with a union boss.