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Union opt out not fully explained

Workers can join labor unions. And unions can charge them dues. Some workers are even required to pay a union in order to hold certain jobs.

Union membership is a good option for many workers whose ideals line up with a union that represents their interests. There is strength in numbers. However, membership is a bad deal for workers represented by a union with which they disagree about political donations, workplace details or treatment of a worker’s employer.

Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 Janus ruling, public workers — employed with taxpayers’ dollars — are not required to join unio...


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