Contact us if your union is still deducting dues from your paycheck or demanding you resign during a certain time period.

For more than 40 years, government workers were forced to give part of each paycheck to highly political government unions as a condition of working in public service. Millions of public school teachers, first responders, social workers and even municipal workers were forced to give some of each week’s pay to government unions, regardless of whether these employees wanted affiliation with a union at their workplace. But now, that practice is illegal.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 27, 2018 in Janus v. AFSCME that a government employer cannot deduct union dues or fees from employees’ paychecks unless the employee has “clearly and affirmatively” consented to the deduction.

If you are a government or public employee, you are free to exercise the right to say “No” to a union at any time. If your employer or the union at your workplace is telling you that you can only “opt out” of the union or leave the union at a certain time of year, or on certain days, they are violating your Constitutional rights.

  • If you are being told that you cannot leave the union or stop paying dues or fees to the union for any reason, please contact us. We may be able to help.

  • If you have not provided written authorization for the deduction of union dues or fees in the time since the Janus ruling on June 27, 2018, then please contact us. This also is illegal and we may be able to help.

Contact us if your union is still deducting dues from your paycheck or demanding you resign during a certain time period. We can help you exercise your right to leave the union and stop paying the union.


If you have problems opting out of your union or are still having mandatory “agency fees” deducted from your paycheck, contact us via this form or the number below. 

(847) 986-5662

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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. Find out more about the Liberty Justice Center.