If they did pass such a law it will probably be struck down. Previously
such laws have been found to be unconstitutional under the concept for
freedom of association. Not only do you have the right to join a group,
but you have the right not to be required to join the group. Besides I
have a hard time seeing our current house passing, much less our current
President signing such a bill.
The union can "bill" non members for the cost negotiating, but they
usually have to subtract the "cost" of other services that the
non-members do not receive from the union.
From: Kathy Tickner [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 9:29 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: union activism
Re: the Union, I believe a bill went through Congress Last year that
required all employees who work in an environment where there is a
"must belong" to the Union.....OR....at least the dues will come out of
their check, and if they do not want to "belong" or "participate" in the
Union, then their dues can be "donated" to the charity of their choice.
know this is true in California, but I thought it was a Federal
Anybody want to ad to this? I think teaching without Union protection
isane! Just the rights to a having a lawyer available were enough to