It only makes sense you should have to pay dues to be in a union. If you don't want to join, then you shouldn't be allowed in the union. But that is not the way these bills are set up and that is because ultimately, it is intended to drain the unions dry.

While such legislation has been stalled in the Republican General Assembly, and isn't currently being pushed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, nobody expects right-wing national interests to stop pushing the issue in Ohio. The ultra-conservative legislative climate right now seems receptive, to say the least.

And right-to-work makes perfect sense if you don't think about it. Why should a new employee be forced to join a union, or pay for a union, if he or she doesn't want to? Let freedom ring!

Right-to-work legislation in Ohio, as contained in two separate Republican-introduced bills, would prohibit workplace rules requiring public or private employees to join a union or pay union dues.
During the event, Rep. Phillips pointed out that the way the law stands now, nobody is required to join a union. The law says that unions are required to represent all employees in the bargaining unit, whether they belong to the union or not. In exchange for that service, and in exchange for the benefits of union membership (little things like pay increases and benefits, grievance rights, etc.), non-union employees are asked to pay a "fair-share" fee.
‘Right-to-work’ is actually just a right to freeload‘Right-to-work’ is actually just a right to freeload