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Right to Work Celebrates Third Anniversary of Janus Ruling

June 25, 2021 marks the third anniversary of the Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME ruling that protects public sector worker rights.

New Hampshire Workers’ Petition Asking Supreme Court to Hear Case Seeking Refund of Unconstitutionally Seized Union Dues is Fully Briefed

New Hampshire workers Patrick Doughty and Randy Severance’s Supreme Court case seeking a refund after being forced to pay union dues has been fully briefed.

IAM Union Faces Backlash for Forcing Union Dues for Politics

Foundation attorneys argue IAM union “opt-out” requirement to escape payment for union officials’ political activities violates Supreme Court’s Janus standard

San Diego Charter School Teachers Charge Union with Illegal Surveillance

“The PERB should condemn these attacks on independent-minded teachers, and allow Gompers educators to have their long-overdue vote on whether to remove the union officials who are attacking the very educators they claim to represent,” added Mix.

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More Workers Ask Supreme Court to Refund Unconstitutional Forced Dues

Foundation staff attorneys are now assisting workers in more than a dozen cases seeking to force union officials to return illegal forced fees to tens of thousands of employees, with four such cases now pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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 […]

University of Puerto Rico Employees Hit Union, University with Federal Lawsuit for First Amendment Violations

Civil rights lawsuit seeks refunds of up to 15 years of dues seized illegally from workers, end to unconstitutional forced membership and dues scheme Para leer este articulo en español, haga clic aquí. San Juan, PR (May 19, 2020) – With free legal representation from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, two employees of […]

Chicago Educators File Class Action Suit against CTU

With free legal representation from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, two Chicago Public School educators have filed a federal class-action civil rights lawsuit against the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Chicago Board of Education. The suit challenges a union policy that blocks teachers from exercising their First Amendment right to […]

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 […]

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) […]