Wall Street Journal: Texas AG Seeks to Enforce Government Employees’ First Amendment Rights Under Janus v AFSCME

The Editorial Board at The Wall Street Journal published a column on May 31, 2020, detailing efforts in Texas to enforce the landmark Janus v AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court decision argued and won by National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys: The Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, plans to release an advisory opinion soon that could help free […]

Judge Reaffirms West Virginians’ Right to Refrain and Right to Work

The West Virginia Supreme Court has just unanimously upheld the state’s Right to Work protections, which ensure that no Mountain State worker is forced to pay dues or fees to a union as a condition of employment. National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix issued the following statement on the West Virginia Supreme Court’s […]

Right to Work Foundation Files Comments Urging FLRA to Eliminate Restrictions on Federal Employees’ Right to Cut Off Union Dues

Federal statute must be interpreted to protect employees’ First Amendment rights under Janus The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation filed comments with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) supporting the agency’s proposed final rule to permit federal employees to exercise their right to cut off union dues deductions from their paychecks any time one […]

Alaska Governor attempted to affirmatively protect state employees’ Janus rights with Executive Order, but union bosses are blocking its enforcement

Anchorage, AK (March 31, 2020) – An Alaska prison employee has just filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Alaska State Employees’ Association (ASEA) union and State of Alaska for restrictions on his and his coworkers’ First Amendment right to refrain from subsidizing a union. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the […]

U of California SD Workers File Class-Action Lawsuit for Seizing Union Dues in First Amendment Violation

UC president Napolitano and California Attorney General Becerra named as defendants for facilitating policy to block university employees from exercising their rights With free legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, two UC San Diego Health employees filed a federal class action lawsuit against the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) […]

Mark Janus asks Supreme Court to hear case seeking return of unconstitutional forced union fees

Victory in this case could open the door to hundreds of millions of dollars in refunds for other government employees Washington, DC (March 9, 2020) – Today, attorneys representing Mark Janus are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the continuation of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 31. Janus is […]

Mark Janus Files Motion to Rehear Ruling Denying Refund of Seized Forced Union Fees

Petition for rehearing en banc filed after three-judge panel ruled that union bosses may keep dues taken from public employees in violation of the First Amendment Washington, DC (November 19, 2019) – Today, attorneys representing Mark Janus are petitioning the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for rehearing en banc in the continuation of Janus v. American Federation of […]

Ohio Bus Driver Gets OAPSE Forced Dues Refund

Cincinnati, OH (November 12, 2019) — With free legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School District bus driver Donna Fizer has just won a settlement requiring Ohio Association of Public School Employees/AFSCME Local 4 (OAPSE) union bosses to refund to her dues they seized from her paycheck […]

California math professor wins refunds of illegal dues deductions as more lawsuits are filed

VENTURA, CA – National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys are fighting nationwide in courts to ensure that public sector employees from every walk of life can exercise their First Amendment rights under the Janus v. AFSCME decision, which in 2018 eliminated union dues and fees as a condition of employment for all public sector workers […]

Ignoring Janus Decision, Operating Engineers Force Illegal Fees from California Worker

More than a year after court recognized First Amendment protects state workers from mandatory union payments, IOUE union officials claim forced fees are legal in California Sacramento, CA (October 31, 2019) – A Sacramento County employee has filed an unfair labor practice charge with California’s Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) against the International Union of Operating […]