Hyperbole on Steroids in Wake of Janus
As usual, Mike Antonucci turns his gimlet eye to the most overwrought headlines about the Janus decision on eiaonline.com
The Janus ruling bans public sector unions from charging agency fees to non-members in the 22 states that had allowed them. It has zero effect on the private sector, and only indirect effects on public sector unions in 28 states. Reading these, one might think that the entire space-time continuum had been held together by the payment of agency fees.
That’s an awful lot of angst over the welfare of a private enterprise which, in the case of the National Education Association and its affiliates alone, receives about $2 billion in annual tax-exempt income.