All Unions Likely To Feel The Impact Of Janus V. AFSCME
By Joseph Gross and Adam PrimmJuly 11, 2018, 4:37 PM EDT
Law360 (July 11, 2018, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently dealt a devastating blow to unions representing public-sector employees and their ability to collect agency or “fair share” fees from those who choose not to join the union. In its June 27, 2018, decision in Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court found that public-sector employees’ First Amendment rights outweigh their unions’ need for those fees.
Mark Janus, an Illinois children’s rights worker, refused to join the union that represented the employees in his agency. Though not a member of the union,...