A new poll “conducted for National Employee Freedom Week (Aug. 10 – 16), asked adults across America, ‘Should employees have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union?’” The Oregonian,
“Nationwide, 82.9 percent of respondents answered yes. Of the 500 respondents in Oregon, a resounding 84 percent answered yes.
“These results are significant because Oregon and 25 other states require workers to pay so-called “fair share” dues even if they decline union membership and refuse to pay the political portion of union dues. The other 24 states have taken advantage of federal right-to-work law that lets workers choose not to pay any dues at all if they decline to join a union. The federal government also prohibits forced union dues in its own workplaces, yet unions still represent some federal workers, and they represent workers in right to work states who voluntary choose to join.”