Gosh, what's a working person to do? I came home and googled the subject to find that the United States Supreme Court is taking up that very issue. Check it out!
also: Union “Dues for Dems” Facing Supreme Court Challengevia The Ulsterman Report
"Though not receiving nearly as much attention as other impending Supreme Court rulings, there is now a case before the court that may prove debilitating to the long-enjoyed election funds bounty given to the Democratic Party from its Big Labor supporters."
"The conflict began in Washington State where a of educators complained of a portion of their own salary via mandatory union dues going to help elect politicians and political causes they did not support. The amount, according to earlier reports, is about 25 percent of those union dues – a not inconsiderable amount when there are currently just over 70,000 unionized teachers in Washington State alone. For the entire nation the number is now over 2 million unionized educators. The case before the Supreme Court though would potentially impact all labor unions – not just teachers unions – the most recent being the politically powerful (and pro-Obama) SEIU, which has direct involvement in the current case before the Supreme Court.Consequently, those labor unions and the Democratic Party are now facing the prospect of losing a sizable portion of the millions upon millions of dollars they dump into state and elections across the nation."
"The final ruling could come down as early as spring of this year, meaning it may a pivotal role in the upcoming presidential elections. The questioning from the Supreme Court Justices so far appear to indicate a ruling that will favor the opt-out option those Washington State dissenting teachers and SEIU union members are seeking. If that is in fact the ruling, other union members across the country will soon follow."