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July 3, 2014 12:00 AM

Union benefits but without paying your union dues

Just like their counterparts in the private sector, government workers have long been able to join unions, which then charge dues to cover expenses for services that include negotiating wages and advocating for political action. And just like their private sector counterparts, public employees who don’t want to join the union have been able to withhold dues while paying “agency fees” to cover just the cost of bargaining for wages.

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