August 20-26 is National Employee Freedom Week: a national effort to inform union employees about the freedoms and options they have regarding union membership and empower them to make the decision that’s best for them.
- Union membership has seen a decline in recent decades, amounting to only 10.7 percent of the population in 2016
- Average union dues cost private sector union employees $402.73 each year
- 3/4 of union members think they should have the right to vote regularly on whether to recertify the union that represents them
Union members often have more options than they think – even if they live in Forced Union states. You do not HAVE to give up so much of your hard-earned paycheck to support a union you didn’t choose.