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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Minnesota Parents Want Supreme Court to End Forced SEIU Exclusive Union Representation

Janus Rights clarification? From the Free Beacons’ Bill McMorris: A group of Minnesota parents caring for family members is asking the Supreme Court to help them break away from union representation. On Thursday, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation petitioned the Supreme Court to review Bierman v. Dayton, a case challenging exclusive union representation. The […]

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National Right To Work Files Lawsuit in New Jersey to Protect Teachers’ Janus Rights

from NJTV (NPR) New Jersey: “I am not anti-union. I am a team player. I’ve been a teacher for 30 years,” [ Sue Fischer] said. “You have to pay if you join and pay if you don’t join. That was so un-American to us.” In an unprecedented step, the Ocean Township middle school teacher and […]