Every Public Employee should be free to make their own decisions about Union Membership.
While state law in Washington and Oregon currently does not go far enough in protecting public employees' rights, court decisions have established that public employees who don't wish to financially support their union do have options.
Thanks to Harris v. Quinn, "partial-public employees" like state-paid home care workers and child care providers do not have to pay any union dues or fees if they don't want to.
For the moment, public employees like teachers and state employees can be required to pay certain fees to a union as a condition of employment, but can't be required to pay to support their union's political and ideological activity.
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