Posted by CWN: February 7, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s no secret that Big Labor is dependent on dues and fees automatically withdrawn from the payroll checks of union members and non-members alike.
The automatic deductions funnel millions of dollars into public sector union coffers each year, with a portion frequently going toward partisan political causes and liberal candidates who promise to preserve or expand the unions’ forced dues racket.
But this vicious cycle is finally being challenged in states and municipalities around the nation. Perhaps the most important challenge, Knox vs. Service Employees International Union, was heard earlier this month by the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The case is one of a growing number of examples of how public employees, including public school teachers, are pushing back against forced union dues – something many consider a violation of their First Amendment rights. American citizens should not be forced to financially support an organization or political causes they don’t agree with, union objectors rightly contend.
By forcing members and non-members to subsidize its radical political agenda, Big Labor may have finally cooked its Golden Goose.
SEIU wants to run from the case
The Supreme Court case stems from a “special assessment” that was automatically withdrawn from union and non-union state employees’ checks in 2005 to help defeat a ballot proposal in California that would have made it illegal to force employees to pay dues that would be used for political purposes.
The plaintiffs, who are non-union members who pay a reduced fee in lieu of union dues, claim their rights were violated when they were charged more than their regular fees to support a union political effort.
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Posted Oct 21st 2011 at 9:17 am
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss why an unprecedented 26 million Americans are underemployed, Rick Perry’s flat tax, and Steve Jobs’ appeal to Barack Obama to free our education system from the teacher unions.
An Unprecedented 26 Million Americans Are Now Underemployed
A long, steep drop for Americans’ standard of living
US ‘Misery Index’ Rises to Highest Since 1983
Second Miracle in 15 Years Needed for U.S. as Productivity Wanes
Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls for a flat tax
Steve Jobs Biography Reveals He Told Obama, ‘You’re Headed For A One-Term Presidency’
What if the NFL Played by Teachers’ Rules?
Will Charter Schools Cure America’s Blues?
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October 21, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Class Warfare, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, Corruption in Government, Economic Security, Elections Politics, Employer Uncertainty, Energy and Oil, Excessive Government Spending, Fuel Prices, Government Regulations, Jobs, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, New Media News, The Economy, Unemployment | Tags: 9-9-9 Plan, Arne Duncan, Barack Obama, Ben Domenech, brad jackson, Coffee and Markets, Flat Tax, Francis Cianfrocca, rick perry, steve jobs, teacher unions, Underemployment, unemployment | Leave A Comment »