Alaska Governor Protects Government Workers’ Janus Rights

Yesterday Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced an executive order to help protect the First Amendment rights of all state employees under the 2018 Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision. Under the new rule, the State of Alaska will deduct union fees only from the paychecks of employees who have filed a waiver with the state […]

Over a Dozen Michigan Public School Employees Freed by Victory in Case Challenging Illegal Teacher Union Dues Scheme

Original plaintiffs fought for First Amendment Janus rights with National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, now they and eleven others are vindicated Lansing, MI (September 12, 2019) – As a result of a settlement won earlier this year by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, thirteen Michigan public school employees have been freed from […]

Ohio School Bus Driver Pursues Janus Rights

  An Ohio school bus driver is pursuing her First Amendment rights which have been stolen by the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE).  With free and confidential legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, she is pursuing justice and a return of her hard-earned dues. School bus driver for […]

Pennsylvania Teachers Pursue Janus Rights

The Keystone state is known for its notoriously powerful unions, including the Pennsylvania State Education Association.  Pennsylvania union officials continue to try to keep teachers yoked to forced dues despite the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation’s Janus decision.  Under the auspices of the Fairness Center, Pennsylvania teachers pursue their Janus rights.  Dave Fidlin […]

Federal Agencies Must Stop Deducting Union Dues in Violation of First Amendment Janus Rights

Comments to Federal Labor Relations Authority point out that no union dues can be seized unless a federal employee provides a knowing waiver of their First Amendment rights Washington, DC (Aug 12, 2019) – Today the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation filed comments with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) regarding the need for […]

Wall Street Journal Highlights Foundation Litigation to Enforce Janus v. AFSCME

In June 2018, National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys won the landmark Janus v. AFSMCE case at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Janus decision established that the First Amendment protects public-sector workers from being forced to pay dues or fees to a union against their wishes. Union bosses have widely blocked public employees from exercising their Janus rights using a […]

California Teacher Union Bosses Back Down, Settle Lawsuit Filed by Community College Professor for First Amendment Janus Violations

Union officials to issue refunds, drop policy blocking professors from exercising First Amendment right to stop subsidizing union activities Los Angeles, CA (July 24, 2019) – A math professor from the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) has just finalized a settlement with American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union officials in his class-action lawsuit to enforce […]

Final Briefs Filed at Appeals Court in Janus v. AFSCME: Case Seeks Refund of Unconstitutionally Seized Forced Union Fees

Seventh Circuit likely to be the first appellate court to rule whether nonmembers can recover dues seized in violation of First Amendment Washington, D.C. (July 3, 2019) – Today attorneys representing Mark Janus have filed the final brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the continuation of Janus v. American Federation […]

National Right to Work Foundation Staff Attorney Who Argued Janus Testifies Before Congress Against Federal Forced Unionization Bill

Experienced constitutional lawyer: Congressionally-imposed monopoly bargaining for state and local government infringes on workers’ rights Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2019) – Today, National Right to Work Foundation staff attorney William Messenger will testify before the House Committee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, and urge the body to reject legislative proposals that would install monopoly bargaining […]

Washington-SEIU Scheme Challenged at Supreme Court

Supreme Court Asked to Hear Challenge to Washington State Scheme Forcing Childcare Providers Under SEIU Union Representation High Court should apply First Amendment scrutiny and strike down law forcing childcare business owners to associate with SEIU Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2019) – A Washington State childcare provider is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Miller v. […]