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Forced Unions Fizzle

“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical."     --- Thomas Jefferson Why, in the year 2015, is it still legal, in some states, to compel American workers to furnish funds for political campaigns that violate their individual conscience? To this day, only 25 states protect American workers from forced labor union dues to support politics the worker does not support. These 25 states are called 'Right-to-Work States’. The other 25 states are called 'Compulsory Union States’, accent on the word compulsory. That means you cannot get or keep your job unless you join the labor union that holds an exclusive right to negotiate your contract for wages and working conditions. From 1948 until 1988, as a result of the Taft-Hartley Act, individual labor union members in compulsory union states had no way to protect their union dues from winding up supporting politics they despised. The Act l