Because of often confusing news articles, many government employees have asked about exercising their “newly-won Janus Rights” and want to immediately stop all forced-union dues and fees. We would like to help clear up any confusion that we can.
- Currently, no U.S. Supreme Court Opinion in the Janus v. AFSCME case has been issued. Therefore, there are no “new Janus Rights” or anything else related to the case. We must wait until the Supreme Court Rules. However, the Supreme Court ruling is near and is expected to be announced prior to July 1, 2018.
- Though no ruling has been made, you may take steps now that will likely end your compulsory unionism should Mark Janus’ position be accepted by a majority of the United States Supreme Court Justices. Click on this link to resign your membership from any government union which you may be a member and withdrawal any pre-authorization of dues or fees deductions that you may have agreed to allow in the past.
- Send a copy of the form to your union (preferably via certified mail) and a copy to your employer. Keep a copy for your records.
- Wait for the ruling.
- After the Supreme Court Opinion is announced, the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation will issue an explanation of the ruling and instructions on how to exercise your rights. If you have already submitted the resignation letter linked above, Foundation attorneys will specifically remark on whether any other course of action is needed.
The Foundation neither encourages nor discourages you from resigning, objecting, revoking your dues check-off, or eliminating the union from your workplace. Those decisions are yours alone. If you have any questions, or feel that your legal rights need to be protected, please call the Foundation at 1-800-336-3600 or click here.