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News From: Janus

by Brian Young | on Oct 23, 2020

Vermont Strengthens Union Laws

Following the Janus decision in 2018, a number of states began instituting laws to strengthen unions' ability to collect dues and represent their members. These laws helped to keep losses to a...

by Brian Young | on Sep 30, 2020

DFR: Should a Union Rep Those Who Don't Pay Dues?

A federal appeals court in Chicago has decided to hear an important union case that challenges the requirement to represent employees in a bargaining unit that do not pay dues, also known as the duty...

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...