Government Workers Have a Right to Leave Their Union.

A 2018 Supreme Court ruling said government employees have a right to choose whether to join a union and pay dues. We’re working to make sure you know your rights, and we’ll fight to protect them when necessary.

Know Your Rights

If you work for a local or state government entity—such as a public school district, city hall, or a state agency—you have a right to decide whether union membership is right for you. Learning about your rights is the first step in making your decision.

You Must Be Informed of Your Rights

If you started a government job after June 2018 you should have been informed that union membership was optional.

You Can Get A Refund of Union Agency Fees

If you’re a government worker who paid union “agency fees” or “fair share” fees prior to June 2018, you may be able to get your money back.

You Can Leave a Union at Any Time

If you're a government employee, union membership is your choice. You don’t have to wait for a certain time of year or “opt-out window” to leave a union.

Union Dues Can't be Deducted Unless You Agree

If you didn’t agree to have union dues deducted from your paycheck after June 27, 2018, your government employer is violating your rights.

We Can help

We’re the Liberty Justice Center, a non-profit legal organization that helps regular Americans exercise their rights—free of charge.

Our attorneys have fought for workers’ rights and won cases in courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, where we represented Ohio government employee Mark Janus and scored a landmark victory. We can do the same for you.

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