Current Government Union Dues Deductions Violate Your First Amendment Rights.
On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in a case
called Janus v. AFSCME, held that “States and public-sector unions
may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees.” The Court
further ruled that “[n]either an agency fee nor any other payment to the union
may be deducted from a nonmember’s wages, nor may any other attempt be made to
collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay [the
union].” Thus, all public employees nationwide, including teachers, police
officers, firefighters, and state, county and city employees, are protected by
the First Amendment from being forced to subsidize any union activity without
their clear and affirmative consent.