For National Employee Freedom Week, 2016, union members were asked two questions about employee freedom. In addition to asking if union members would like to opt-out of their union, NEFW also looked at the support for “Workers Choice” reforms, which would allow employees who opt out to negotiate directly with their employer.
Question 1: If it were possible to opt out of membership in a labor union without losing your job or any other penalty, would you do it?
Question 2: If employees opt out of union membership and stop paying dues or fees to the union, should they instead represent themselves in negotiations with their employer?
* In these states, the question was asked of union households, rather than union members.