Log in Subscribe

Members Hold Up Their End

Posted 12/31/18

Prior to last June’s Supreme Court ruling that those choosing not to join public-employee unions could not be required to pay a modified form of dues known as agency fees, some unions feared the worst and took pains to educate their members on the potential problems that could cause.

It apparently was time well spent. Public-employee unions in places like Wisconsin where local government approved legislation stripping them of key powers suffered significant drops in membership. Here, however, members apparently grasped that if their unions were weakened, any savings they might realize from not paying dues would be overwhelmed by what might no longer be gained at the bargaining table.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in