It’s All Politics
A most interesting and insightful editorial in investors.com, reflects upon what we have always known to be true. UNION OFFICIALS HAVE ALWAYS USED FORCED DUES FOR POLITICS. Robert Chanin admitted it back in 2001.
After the Supreme Court ruling that banned forced union dues for public sector workers, liberal activist groups started complaining about how they were going to lose a huge source of funds. Wait. Didn’t unions repeatedly claim that those forced dues only went to collective bargaining costs?
The court case, Janus v. AFSCME, centered on the practice in 22 states, whereby public-sector workers could be forced to pay a portion of the union dues, even if they didn’t join the union. The court ruled 5-4 that this was a violation of free speech, because it meant that government was forcing nonunion workers to subsidize political advocacy, candidates and policies they don’t support.