On February 26, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. The plaintiff is asking Court to rule that while his union must negotiate for his pay and benefits, and represent him if his rights are violated, he should not be obliged to pay fair-share or “agency fee” . For over 40 years, individual states have been able to pass laws which permit public workers to opt in or out of union membership, but require them to share in the union’s expenses. This challenge could end agency fees in all states, and would essentially make the USA a “right-to-work (for less)” nation for all of the public sector. The current Supreme Court is almost certain to side against unions and the decision could come as early as April.
Join your union now at http://www.ura-aft.org/join-the-ura-aft/join-the-union for a strong contract and a fair workplace.
Read more on the Janus case at these links:
- AFT article — https://www.aft.org/press-release/workers-janus-political-effort-further-rig-rules-against-working-people
- AFL-CIO article — https://aflcio.org/press/releases/afl-cio-and-broad-coalition-file-amicus-briefs-janus-v-afscme
- AFSCME YouTube video — https://youtu.be/a8mfEMd0B8U