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by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 16, 2020

Banning Unions from Lobbying

In a stunning decision issued on Tuesday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled that private-sector unions can’t use mandatory fees from employees to pay for lobbying efforts.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 14, 2020

Judge Refuses to Force Unions to Pay Back Fair Share Fees

The Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision brought Right to Work to the public sector and eliminated fair share fees. These were payments that were made to the union from someone who was covered...

by Brian Young | on Jul 14, 2020

Michigan Makes it Harder to Work Union

Michigan is making it harder for public employee unions to collect dues. On Monday, the Michigan Civil Service Commission voted to approve a rule change that would require state workers to opt into...

by Brian Young | on Mar 11, 2020

California Republicans Want to Repeal Ban on Union Busting

In California, it is illegal for public employers to deter or discourage workers from joining a union. The law was passed in 2018 following the Janus v AFSCME decision that allowed public employees...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 19, 2020

Trump: "Opt Out of Your Union"

In a controversial move by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) federal employees will now be allowed to opt-out of their union whenever they want instead of during a limited time period once...

by Brian Young | on Jan 07, 2020

The Law Firm Looking to Profit from Janus

In the year and a half since the Janus decision, groups the National Right to Work Foundation have begun to file lawsuits around the country attempting to get back fair share dues that were paid...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 20, 2019

Mark Janus is Still Trying to Sue Union for Back Dues

Mark Janus was a public employee in Illinois who teamed up with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund (NRTW), to stop the collection of agency fees and to force right to work on the entire...

by Brian Young | on Sep 17, 2019

Alaska Files Lawsuit Against State Employee's Union

Alaska has a surprisingly high number of union members, but Republicans in state government want to change that. As part of this effort, Republican Attorney General Kevin Clarkson and Governor Mike...

by Brian Young | on Aug 07, 2019

Unions: Override Governor's Janus Veto!

One year after the Janus decision, lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to pass a law that will help to even the playing field for public sector unions. Following the lead of states like New York,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 01, 2019

$5 Million Summer Union Opt Out Push

One year after the Supreme Court ruled in the Janus v AFSCME decision, public employee unions’ membership has stayed strong. Some unions, like the Teamsters, actually have more members then...