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Union Dues

Prioritizing individual preferences by ensuring contributions and union membership are voluntary in the private and public sectors is important because it could affect all Texans. Policies on organized labor should emphasize transparency and protect an individual’s choice regarding union involvement. No person should be forced to join a union as a condition of employment or devote part of their paycheck toward political causes with which they disagree.


  • Protect taxpayers from the inappropriate collection of union dues for state employees.

Talking points for liberty fighters

  • Texas’ government unionization rate is roughly 20%.
  • It is not the role of the government to act as the middleman and dues collector for private organizations, including unions.

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