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.