- Today's unions are a multi-billion dollar per year industry, collecting more than $10 billion per year in union dues from workers.
- The majority of today's union-represented employees never voted to become unionized but must pay the union or be fired from their jobs.
- Union dues are used to finance the running of the union's business.
- If you are represented by a union and live in one of 28 Non-Right-to-Work States, a union can order you to be fired from your job if there is a union (income) security clause in its contract.
- A union does NOT have to represent you to your liking and, in fact, can legally refuse to process your complaint
- As a union member, if you violate a union's rules (known as the union constitution), you can be placed on trial by the union.
- If you are found guilty at a union trial, the union can suspend your membership, expel you from the union, or fine you money.
- A union's real bargaining power comes from its ability to call you and your co-workers out on strike.
- A union can legally trade things you have in order to get things the union wants in negotiations.
- If the union calls you out on an economic strike, you cannot be fired. However, you can be replaced permanently by your employer.
[Posted with permission.]