Janus v. AFSCME

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MA Supreme Court Weighs Public Sector Union Compulsory Fees

In an amicus curiae brief filed by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute’s public interest law arm, PioneerLegal argued the First Amendment “precludes coercing non-union public employees into financially supporting speech preferred by unions.”

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Teachers’ Union Slashes Budget Following Supreme Court Decision

The nation’s largest teachers’ union is predicting a 14 percent drop in membership over the next two years and a $28 million budget cut for the next school year following the Supreme Court’s ruling that public sector unions can no longer compel non-members to pay dues.

Union members hold signs during a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall on February 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of union members held a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall as the US Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in the Janus V. AFSCME case …

Supreme Court: Mandatory Public Union Dues Violate First Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Wednesday that requiring government employees to donate to public sector labor unions violates those employees’ constitutional rights under the First Amendment, overruling a 1977 case and dealing a blow to the power of government unions.

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Supreme Court Ends Compulsory Public Sector Union Dues, 5-4

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME on Wednesday, ruling 5-4 that public sector unions could no longer compel non-members to pay dues because it violated their First Amendment rights.