Labor

Calif. Court Ruling Hands Non-Member Contact Information to Unions

No right to privacy if you're forced to pay dues

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If you want to work for the Los Angeles County government, you have a choice: You can become a dues-paying, public-sector union member, or you can decline to join a union.

But either way, you still have to pay union dues. Not only that, but the California Supreme Court ruled last week that you have no right to privacy from the union, either.

If you decline to join, the union still gets all your personal contact information so it can follow you home and explain why it is in your best interest to sign up.