Ontario PC leader Hudak is going down the road to try and change labour law with unions. One of his changes is unions dues being paid by workers who don't want to pay them. Well, I guess if a worker applies to a job and knowing its a union, then that worker knows exactly what is expected of them. Another view is have non-union workers within a union BUT those workers wouldn't get the benfits of all the wages as an union worker. I'm wondering if Hudak as been talking to the feds, to try to get rid of unions, since the feds are reducing the size of unions. I think Hudak may feel the heat on this one. http://www.thestar.c...a-lousy-economy
Perhaps you're simplifying this just a bit. I paid dues. I signed up workers that didn't hold cards but paid dues under the Rand formula.
I also knew what our union spent the dues on, contracts, working conditions, grievances and salaries for our executive. No big problem.
Today the Sid Ryans and CUPE and other unions have their own political agendas and pet projects and expend monies worker dues to support demonstrating students in another province, boycotts in another country, demonstrators over G8- G 20, Occupiers and the like. That should not be funded by workers dues when dues are paid to provide leadership in union working conditions.