Many Union Households Agree with Mark Janus

An independent study by Public Opinion Strategies shows even a majority of union households agree no one should be forced to pay dues to an unwanted union. Kate Stringer has the story in the74million.org.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans — even a majority of those in labor households — believe workers should be able to choose whether or not they pay union dues, according to a new poll released just days before the Supreme Court is expected to make a major ruling on the issue in the case Janus v. AFSCME [brought by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, of which CEAFU is a Special Project].

Across race, gender, and age, the majority of respondents favored choice in union fees. But this differed notably when it came to political party. While 76 percent of Republicans said workers should be able to opt out of fees, Democratic respondents were split evenly, with 48 percent against mandatory dues and 47 percent in favor.