On Sunday, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) aired a high-profile television ad in Washington, D.C. promoting the Employee Rights Act (ERA) during the Super Bowl. The ad airs as labor law reforms are being advanced from Minnesota to Indiana, where Governor Mitch Daniels enacted legislation that was fast-tracked to prevent disruptive union-organized protests and threats to “Occupy” the Super Bowl.
“An overwhelming number of employees in private sector unions have never had a say in whether or not to join the union they’re in,” said CUF Executive Director Rick Berman.
Under current law, employees are grandfathered into an archaic system where mandatory dues are automatically deducted from their paychecks, some of which are passed along to politicians the employee may not support. In fact, fewer than 10 percent of employees in private sector unions have actually voted to join their union.