Wisconsin Union membership plunges

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    Free at last, free at last!!!!


    Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees--the state's second-largest public-sector union after the National Education Association, which represents teachers--fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011, according to a person who has viewed Afscme's figures.

    A spokesman for Afscme declined to comment. :lol:

    Much of that decline came from Afscme Council 24, which represents Wisconsin state workers, whose membership plunged by two-thirds to 7,100 from 22,300 last year.
    The American Federation of Teachers reports it has lost 6,000 of 17,000 members. These losses can be expected to mount as existing contracts expire. Once that happens, as the Journal explains, under the Walker reforms the state stops withholding union dues from the employees paychecks unless the employee asks to pay them.'

    What's at Stake in Wisconsin - WSJ.com


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    **crickets**
     
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    If I had not been forced to pay 90% of the dues and receive none of the protection of the last union opt out I was givena choice of, I'd was ready to opt out too.

    But since I was forced to pay that much for "Contract negotiations" (bullshit) I figured I may as well take the protections too.

    If this had been in place where no union membership meant no union dues and I could negotiate individually, I'd have said fuck you to the ATU as well.
     
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    Public Unions are now officially gut stuck.

    The long bleeding out begins.
     
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    All they had to do was make it an option and the members prove how poorly run and beneficial the public unions are. That is why Government Monopolies are incredibility bad.
     
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    I believe every state should be a "right to work" state.

    This is allegedly a free country and people shouldn't be forced into unions. People shouldn't be forced to join organizations they have no desire to join just to have a job...

    If people want to join the union they can, however they should also have the option not to join.
     
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    Good thread sniper, it’s relevant and important. It’s too bad this country is takes 1 step forward and 10 steps back.
     
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    It's too bad all the progressive union-bots are staring at it going "Duh, whadda hell do dat mean?"
     
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    Why wouldn't union membership decline after Walker made them powerless?
     

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