Further reduction in public sector union power
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Submitted by Mark Michael (United States), Nov 8, 2014 21:28
Part of Scott Walker's Act 10 bill in Wisconsin was to make the collection of union dues by the state voluntary. This resulted in lots of public employees essentially leaving the unions as I understand it. In the Milwaukee school districts, the number of teachers still dues-paying union members is a minority of what it was.
Too much money was spent on political activity by the unions and not enough on services the needs of the members. In the long run, it will take the steam out of the political clout of the public sector unions.
States that have public sector unions that are reasonably powerful yet: Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Penn., NY, CA, Mass, NJ, MD, I'm sure there are a few more.
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