Protecting Workers' Choice

The enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and the abiding practice of any Western society.

Robert F. Kennedy, 1966

February 8, 2012 | Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

The Right to Choose: Protecting Union Workers from Forced Political Contributions, February 8, 2012

Union leaders spent more than $1.1 billion of their rank-and-file members' hard-earned dues on partisan politics during the 2010 election cycle. The hearing heard from three brave rank-and-file union members who are being forced to donate to partisan politics they oppose. This is not an examination of the validity of unions or their right to exist, but rather an effort to ensure that the political activity of union leaders does not infringe on the freedoms of rank-and-file workers.

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Claire Waites

8th Grade Teacher from Bay Minette, Alabama

Union: National Education Association (NEA)

The NEA Fund for Children goes to political action groups they choose. We have no voice.

Terry Bowman

Auto Assembly Worker from Rawsonville, Michigan

Union: United Auto Workers (UAW)

The union dues that I am forced to pay, much of that goes to political reasons I disagree with.

Sally Coomer

Home Health Care Professional from Duvall, WA

Union: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

I'm seeing close to $95 a month taken out of the check for union dues - going to causes I do not support.

No one should be forced to donate their money or time to partisan politics.
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