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The Trump administration sided against public employee unions Wednesday evening in a Supreme Court case that could deal the labor movement a crippling financial blow.
In a brief submitted in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the Office of Solicitor General sided with a child-support specialist for the state of Illinois who's challenging AFSCME's legal right to collect so-called "fair-share fees" from union nonmembers. Unions say such fees are necessary to cover collective bargaining

Trump Administration Sides With Corporations in Janus v. AFSCME

Breaking campaign promise to stand up for working people, Trump Administration files Amicus Brief supporting plaintiff in corporate-backed Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31

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Thursday, December 7, 2017


Omar Tewfik
Andrew Crook
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Miguel Gonzalez
Sara Lonardo

WASHINGTON—The following statement was issued by members and leaders of AFSCME, AFT, NEA, and


JANUS vs AFSCME...a soon to be decided Supreme Court case...has the potential to DISMANTLE unions nationwide, and if decided for JANUS its impact would be immediate.

The focus of the case is whether or not the employees who choose to be PARTIAL DUES PAYING MEMBERS of a bargaining unit (in the case of the NTU, the teachers aides and clerks), should be REQUIRED TO PAY AT ALL.

If the case determines that they do not, they would still benefit from the regular union services and the contract agreement becoming what is known as "free riders" to the union.

We understand the fiscal decisions that people