Polling Results: West Virginians Believe Union Members Should Have More Control Over Dues

West Virginians agree that union members should be allowed to have more control over whether their dues are spent on political activities.

CHARLESTON, WV (March 31, 2017) — The Cardinal Institute for WV Policy recently commissioned an opinion survey to gauge the feelings of West Virginians about control over union-members’ dues in the Mountain State. Based on the results, West Virginians strongly believe that union members should be able to exert more control over the types of activities their dues are spent on.

“The survey results indicate that a significant number of people in West Virginia believe that union members should be able to decide the types of activities on which their dues can be spent. The fact that unions can automatically withdraw money from a member’s paycheck and spend the money on political activities without expressed permission isn’t right and the polling results showed most West Virginians agree. 70 percent of West Virginians feel that union members should have control over how labor unions spend their money for political activities,” said Garrett Ballengee, Executive Director of the Cardinal Institute. “83 percent of respondents said that unions shouldn’t be allowed to automatically withdraw money from member paychecks to spend on political activities,” Ballengee noted.


To schedule an interview, contact Garrett Ballengee at 304-561- 7634 or [email protected].


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