Union members aren’t happy that South Dakotans have the option of saying “no thank you, I don’t want to join.” So, like a record club you can’t escape, they want to chain anyone working for a company to them, and take their money against their will:
Supporters of Initiated Measure 23, which would give corporate or nonprofit organizations the right to charge fees for services provided, said the ballot measure corrects unfairness in state law. Opponents say people shouldn’t be forced to make payments to a union as a condition of a job.
“It’s designed to force people who choose not to belong to unions to pay them fees anyway,” said opponent David Owen, president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We think that’s an end-run around right-to-work, and we don’t think that’s right.”
The ballot measure reads: “Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, an organization, corporate or nonprofit, has the right to charge a fee for any service provided by the organization.”
The measure doesn’t refer specifically to unions because it’s meant to apply to everyone who provides a service, said Marc Poulos, director of Americans for Fairness, a group based in Illinois that’s supporting the initiative.
Supporters of the South Dakota ballot initiative have raised about $250,000 from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 and Americans for Fairness as of the latest campaign finance disclosure deadline.
It is offensive that the union thugs want to force people to pay dues to a union they want nothing to do with. The last time I checked, this is still the United States in 2016, and people aren’t forced to join a labor collective to work.
This is one awful out of state ballot measure that South Dakotans should firmly and unilaterally reject.