If Mark Janus wins
A union-backed think tank predicts public sector unions will lose many members but not completely fail, if Mark Janus is granted his wish. Eric Boehm has the story in the Hit and Run blog on reason.com.
If public sector workers were given the choice to stop paying union dues, many would do so, according to a new report from a union-backed think tank.
The Illinois Economic Policy Institute estimates that 726,000 workers would choose to stop paying dues if they had that choice, which public sector workers in many states currently do not. That could change after the U.S. Supreme Court announces a ruling—likely to come next month—in the much watched Janus v. AFSCME case. The plaintiff in that case, Mark Janus, has asked the court to release him from paying mandatory “fair share fees” to a union that represents him even though he has not joined it.