Will Anti-Janus Laws Survive?
Teacher union officials rushed legislators to pass legislation that would nullify or greatly diminish the effects of the Janus v AFSCME ruling. Now, will these laws survive the Supreme Court decision? Carolyn Phenicie examines the evidence on the74million.org.
Anticipating a landmark Supreme Court decision with the potential to erode public-sector unions’ status and influence across the country, Democratic lawmakers this spring began preemptively enacting new laws designed to help labor groups maintain their members and ensuing monetary clout.
The new laws, passed in a handful of staunchly liberal states in early 2018, generally fall into a few similar categories: giving unions greater access to employees through mandatory orientations or by providing workers’ contact information; providing for automatic dues collection; or limiting the window during which employees can revoke their union membership.