Iím a little more cautious in hoping that huge numbers will begin
opting out of political contributions, for the simple reason that
for just about every public employee union (though not all, I've
been informed) opting out means becoming an "agency fee payer".
This entails essentially becoming a non-member, but still paying
the rest of oneís union dues and still being subject to the terms
of the contract, while losing one's vote on union leadership and
collective bargaining issues - the very thing an employee is ostensibly
paying his dues for in the first place.
act of opting out may or may not be considered "easy", but its ease
or difficulty says nothing about the costs, hidden and otherwise,
of actually opting out.