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. […]

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UConn Professor Refunded Over $5,000 in Union Fees Seized in Violation of his Janus Rights

Supreme Court’s Janus decision leads AAUP union officials to quickly settle civil rights lawsuit filed by UConn School of Business accounting professor Storrs, CT (April 24, 2019) – National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys have secured a victory for a University of Connecticut School of Business professor who filed a lawsuit in January seeking the […]

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Teacher Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against LA Teacher Union

UTLA Union Hit with Class Action Lawsuit from Los Angeles Teacher to Halt Unconstitutional Forced Dues Policy Union officials violate hundreds of teachers’ constitutional rights under the Supreme Court Janus decision through “window period” scheme Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2019) – With free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff […]

Ohio AFSCME Backs Down from Janus Rights Lawsuit

National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation Press Release: Ohio Union Bosses Back Down from Class Action Lawsuit Challenging “Window Period” Scheme Designed to Block Workers’ Janus Rights AFSCME union officials quickly settle: rather than litigate, will stop enforcing unconstitutional policy and refund to workers blocked from stopping forced dues Columbus, Ohio (January 24, 2019) […]

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Janus Rights Victory

Minnesota Union Bosses Give Up “Window Period” Scheme Designed to Block Worker’s Janus Rights IBEW union officials quickly settle after Minnesota police department employee filed lawsuit to stop forced illegal union dues seizures Brainerd, MN (January 14, 2018) – A federal First Amendment lawsuit brought by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys […]

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McCutcheon v. CWA class action New Mexico Janus Rights lawsuit

from the Albuquerque Journal: A state employee has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging New Mexico and a labor union violated his constitutional rights by deducting union fees from his paycheck over his objection, even after a landmark Supreme Court decision. David McCutcheon, an information technology technician, is asking a federal court to strike down what he […]