No American should be forced to pay a political organization to work in public service. But more than 5 million government workers in 22 states are forced to do just that. The Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME seeks to end this injustice and restore workers’ rights to freedom of speech and association.
Who is Mark Janus?
My name is Mark Janus, and I am the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME. I am a child support specialist for state government in Illinois. But in order to do this type of work, I am forced to check my First Amendment rights at the door. That’s why I’ve asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in.
Hear the stories of other government workers who stand with Mark Janus.
Imagine having to pay a middleman in order to go to work. Pay up – or find another job. That’s the reality for more than 5 million government workers in 22 states, including teachers, child support specialists, prison workers, police and firefighters. Janus v. AFSCME seeks to end this injustice.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Janus v. AFSCME and its potential impact.