If a nurse opts out of union dues are they still represented by the union? Does the nurse still have voting rights?

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  • 8 months ago

    No.  And no.  They have opted out of the union.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Not many people know this, but in the twenty-four states with "right-to-work" laws, you can opt out of union dues.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If they are not a fee paying member then they have no voting rights, if the union negotiates better pay/conditions it is likely they would also be included in getting those

  • 8 months ago

    No dues paid, then not a member of the union and no protection or voting rights.

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You have to be a member to vote and to be represented. 

    Even if you opt out, some contracts require you to pay an administrative fee, as you still benefit from the union. Examples are insurance, wages, and other contract negotiations. The administrative fee could be just as much as union dues. 

  • 8 months ago

    No and no. to both questions.

  • Biff
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If there is a collective agreement they would still be represented by the union as a freeloader but would not have voting rights.

  • 8 months ago

    Of course not!

    You want the benefits of union membership - you pay your dues!

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    My guess is that you would negotiate your salary with employer on your own instead of as part of a group.

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