a union is providing good services for members that members MUST be forced to pay dues to keep their jobs? Let's put it into perspective. What kind of innovations, new products would Apple come up with if EVERYONE was forced to buy from Apple? NONE. What keeps a union in existence if they don't have enough confidence they are providing a valued service if their members are forced to pay dues? Another perspective. How would any of you as tax payers feel if out of the property taxes you pay it was a municipal law that 10% of your taxes had to go to the GOP party? Another way of looking at it... If when you were a kid the neighborhood bully said you had to pay a quarter every time you got on the swing? All these perspectives have one thing in common.. extortion.