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  •  My understanding is that membership is never (9+ / 0-)

    mandatory, even in a closed shop, but that a non-member who nevertheless chooses to work in a union shop and thereby enjoys the benefits negotiated by the union is required to pay his/her percentage of the costs of the negotiations that produced those benefits. That is a small transaction fee calculated by dividing the actual costs by the number of benefiting workers; it is not union dues. That small transaction fee is the mandatory, i.e., non-free-rider, paycheck deduction; it is does not confer union membership.

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Like Wendi Kent, I've never worked in a unionized profession.

    The GOP can't win on ideas. They can only win by lying, cheating, and stealing. So they do.

    by psnyder on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 06:25:53 AM PST

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