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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 non-consenting 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.
MyJanusRights.org provides accurate information about and help with exercising your recent National Right to Work Foundation-won rights for government employees, often referred to as your new “Janus Rights” earned in the Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court victory.
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