Michael Schaus, Nevada Policy Research Institute: National Employee Freedom Week
Michael Schaus, a communications director with the Nevada Policy Research Institute, talks about National Employee Freedom Week, a nationwide campaign promoting workers’ awareness of their rights when it comes to union membership.
In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, research fellow and managing editor Jesse Hathaway is joined by Michael Schaus, a communications director with the Nevada Policy Research Institute, talking about National Employee Freedom Week.
National Employee Freedom Week, Schaus says, is an annual effort to inform union employees about the freedoms they have to opt out of union membership and let them make the decision that's best for them. Lasting from from August 20 to 26, 2017, the annual campaign is promoted by a coalition of national, state and local organizations dedicated to employee freedom.
Every employee has the freedom to make the decision about union membership, Schaus says, even if one lives in a compulsory-unionism state. The week is all about empowering workers by informing them of their choices, sharing alternatives that may better serve their needs, and providing them with the resources needed to make the right choice.