To Illinois College alum Mark Janus, who is at the center of a history-making Supreme Court case, it’s about standing up for what he believes is right.
It’s that belief that resulted in his fight against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union to the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court’s decision could play a pivotal role in how union dues are handled for non-union employees.
“My parents raised me believing that if you start something you need to finish it and that we need to stand up with our principles,” Janus said. “It’s part of what I learned in scouting as a boy scout growing up. After I got older and became a scout leader, it’s a lesson that I taught my scouts: That they have to stand up for what they believe in.”