Response to Tim Robinson on union dues |

Response to Tim Robinson on union dues

There is a very troubling trend in American politics right now. It seems that it is all right to misrepresent anything as long as it scores political points.

Tim Robinson’s letter “Tiny Minds” is a case in point. Mr. Robinson says, if they disagree politically, the employee can opt out, but this means opting out of the union, which means opting out of the job, etc. This is extortion.

There was a time when unions extorted money from members in that way, but no longer.

Any union member can opt out of paying the portion of his union dues that is spent on politics – but he/she does not get to keep the money. The money is collected by the union, then is sent to a charity of the member’s choice.

Please, please, friends and neighbors, when you want to express your opinion in the public forum, make sure your facts are straight.

The innuendo (and plain lies) are tearing our country apart.

It is possible to have meaningful debate on issues without going to extremes of language and behavior.

Paul Moore

North San Juan

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