Certain unions have seen their membership drop since a Supreme Court ruling last year.
Local 925's membership, mainly state-subsidized family child care providers, fell from 6,600 in June 2014 to 3,700 in May 2015, according to Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services. That followed the court's ruling in Harris v. Quinn that Illinois state-subsidized in-home caregivers for the disabled were not public-sector employees and therefore not eligible for collective bargaining.
Union leaders aren't worried.
They think those members are going to sign up - later.
They'll pay you next Tuesday - for sure.