After Membership Becomes Voluntary, Wisconsin Teacher Union Bosses’ Dues Income Plummets

Badger State teacher union bosses admitted to WUWM radio in Milwaukee (an NPR affiliate) the other day that they have lost 30% of their members since the Wisconsin Legislature adopted Act 10 in early 2011.  Act 10 makes union membership and dues and fee payment voluntary for teachers and most other public employees.  It also significantly limits the scope of government union officials’ monopoly-bargaining power in a number of other ways.

The unions say membership has declined 30 percent since the collective bargaining restrictions took effect in 2011.

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