The Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME means 5 million government workers in 22 states are no longer forced to pay a political organization to work in public service. 


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What the Janus Decision means for Government Employees

The Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that no government worker can be required to pay money to a government union as a condition of working in public service. This means that government employees who are not union members are no longer required to pay union fees, union dues or “agency fees” at their workplace.

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New Mexico: Hendrickson v. afscme

In November 2018, the Liberty Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of New Mexico state employee Brett Hendrickson against his government union, AFSCME, and the state of New Mexico for violating his First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association.

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