With all the fight over proposed right to work legislation, I just have to wonder sometimes what the big deal is over. As I think Abdul pointed out, if Unions provide such great services to their members, why would their members not voluntarily pay dues? Are Union leaders upset because they think their members are too cheap to voluntarily pay for the services they provide? Or are they afraid that if they aren’t compelled to pay dues, their members might more closely question where all that money goes?
Is the primary purpose of labor unions today to negotiate a better deal for their employees or to raise funds for the Democratic Party? I think everyone on both sides of the aisle knows the answer to the question, and that’s what is making the issue a must win for the Democrats.