No government worker can be required to pay money to a government union as a condition of working in public service.
If you work for a public school district, city hall, a state agency, another government body – or any other kind of local, state, or federal government entity – you have the right to decide whether you want to join a union at your workplace. If you decide union membership isn’t for you, then you are not obligated to pay the union at your workplace any kind of dues or fees, and you have the U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME to back you up on that.
The decision to join or financially support a union is an important and deeply personal one for anyone who takes a government job. Before deciding whether union membership is right for you, it is important to know what’s at stake and what rights you have.
Liberty Justice Center represented Mark Janus all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect his right to spend his money how he wants. Mark and other government workers have the right to decide to be involved with a union or not.
You have rights! Click here to learn 6 things every public sector employee should know when they take a government job. These are called your “Janus rights.”
Are you a public sector employee having trouble leaving your union? Were you pressured into joining a union? The Liberty Justice Center can help.