National Employee Freedom Week is Now

  • August 16, 2016

New Survey Finds Nearly 30 Percent of  Workers Would Opt Out  nefw

National Employee Freedom Week is a national effort to inform union employees about the freedoms they have to opt out of union membership and let them make the decision that’s best for them. Often that choice is freeing themselves from union membership, becoming an agency fee payer, or identifying as a religious/conscientious objector. NEFW runs Sunday, August 14th through Saturday, August 20th and consists of more than 80 organizations across more than 35 states.  You can learn more here.

Today, the Nevada Policy Research Institute is highlighting the results of a new survey showing that nearly 30 percent of union members nationwide would opt out of union membership if they knew they could keep their job and not face any penalty. The survey is part of National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), an annual national campaign that informs union members about their workplace rights, specifically their right to leave their union.

You may also be interested in learning more about a new policy known as “Worker’sChoice.”   This might not be a fit for your organization, but the ideas and information are worth a look.