In this commentary, originally published by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP), FCPP President Peter Holle makes the argument for eliminating provisions that allow unions to pay for political advertising campaigns from compulsory union dues. There is an inherent conflict of interest whereby: “Public sector unions benefit from high taxes that can be used to fund unionized public services. In turn, monolithic unionized bargaining units generate rich union dues revenues.”
Goodbye forced funding of union advertising argues that Canadian labour laws that force individuals to join unions and pay mandatory dues and then permit those funds to be spent on activities not related to collective bargaining are antiquated and should be scrapped.
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