Thursday, January 9, 2014

Abuse of Workers/Taxpayer Dollars?

Should it be legal to only hire people for a job if they agree to join a particular organization and should your taxpayer dollars be used to collect dues for that same organization?

The Commonwealth Foundation is banking on most people answering with a resounding "NO!" to that question.  Efforts appear to be underway to get the Pennsylvania legislature to address this issue.

The argument is simple and intuitive: no one should be forced to join an organization in order to get or keep a job and taxpayer resources should not be used to support these organizations.

An added hook to the argument is that some of the resources used to collect dues for these organizations are actually used for political expenditures in the millions.  This is particularly problematic for these organizations, given the freshness of Bonusgate.

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