UNION DUES CANNOT BE DEDUCTED FROM
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WITHOUT their CONSENT.
If you didn’t agree to have union dues deducted from your paycheck after June 27, 2018, your government employer is violating your rights.
That’s because the recent Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME stated government workers are no longer forced to give part of each paycheck to a government union as a condition of working in public service. The ruling made clear that a government employer cannot deduct union dues or fees from employees’ paychecks unless the employee has “clearly and affirmatively” consented to the deduction.
Bottom Line: After the ruling in Janus v. AFSCME on June 27, 2018, government employers should have stopped deducting dues and fees from employees’ paychecks unless employees have recently authorized such deductions.
If you haven’t re-signed a union card since June 27, they should not be deducting dues from your paycheck.
If you work for the government and did not tell your employer to deduct union dues from your paycheck after June 27, contact us via this form.
Find out more: Frequently asked questions about the Janus Decision
The Supreme Court said that all government employees have the right to decide for themselves whether to join and/or fund a union at their workplace. Financially supporting a government union should be a conscious choice – not something you are grandfathered into or pressured into doing. And no employer, politician or union should stand in the way of workers’ exercising the rights restored to them by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Liberty Justice Center is working to ensure the rights and choices of all public employees are honored.
Liberty Justice Center fought for Mark Janus all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and we’ll fight for you, too! Our work in Janus v. AFSCME restored Mark’s First Amendment rights and the rights of millions of other government employees across the U.S. We can help you exercise your right to leave the union and stop paying the union. Find out more about the Liberty Justice Center.