You must resign from union membership to stop the use of your union dues for politics and other nonbargaining activities. Union members can lawfully be, and almost always are, required to pay full dues, including the part that is used for politics and other nonbargaining purposes.
How you can resign your union membership if you wish to do so is explained here: How can I resign my union membership and stop paying union dues?
If you would like to learn more about your rights as a state or local government employee, click on the appropriate question below:
- Can I be required to be a union member or pay dues to a union?
- How can I resign my union membership and stop paying union dues?
- I am a nonmember but authorized deduction of union fees. How can I stop the deductions?
- How do I cut off the use of my dues for politics and other nonbargaining activities?
- What if I have religious objections to joining or financially supporting a union?
- What if I am a victim of union violence?
- What if I want to work during a strike?