Prior to Janus, in states like Maryland that lack Right to Work laws, union bosses could legally extract a portion of union dues even from public workers who choose to refrain from union membership.
Peltz-Steele is fighting Massachusetts’ illegal mandate that the faculty union can exclusively represent him in all salary negotiations, grievance procedures and other matters.
Four California workers from Oregon are taking a stand against compulsory unionism and asking the Supreme Court to refund dues that have been involuntarily taken from them over the years.
Union officials, especially at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), have long used deceptive and even unconstitutional tactics to divert taxpayer-funded Medicaid payments into union coffers.
The lawsuits together could enable thousands of public sector employees to obtain refunds of millions of dollars in union dues seized before the Supreme Court’s 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision.
Teamsters Local 848 union bosses with federal charges asserting that union officials have threatened to have him fired for refusing to join the union, pay full dues, and pay other fees demanded by union officials.
Workers forced to pay union dues by state law are not eligible for Biden's payoff to supporters.
Herrera and his coworkers tried again to get Teamsters union chiefs out of their workplace this summer by filing a “decertification petition” with the NLRB. Herrera’s petition, filed on August 30, contained signatures from enough of his coworkers to trigger an NLRB-supervised “decertification election,” a secret-ballot election after which union officials lose monopoly bargaining power if a majority of workers vote to remove them.
Carter was fired from her job for criticizing the political agenda of the union president.
Even 80% of union members believe union membership and dues should be voluntary and not a condition of employment.