“You Cant Force People to Support Political Speech”

William Messenger, the attorney who argued the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation-won Janus v. AFSCME case, thinks it’s just fine that only a few members have opted out in a Delaware public sector union.  CEAFU is a Special Project of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.  The point of Janus v. AFSCME is to grant those who do not wish to a way to follow their consciences.  Kim Hoey has the story in the Delaware Business Times.

In June 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in a case called Janus vs. AFSCME, held that “States
and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from non-consenting employees.”

What that means is that public-sector employees, such as teachers, professional firefighters and government workers at every level, do not have to pay mandatory fees to unions if they choose not to be members.
While proponents of the ruling say it’s a victory for First Amendment rights, representatives of public sector unions have expressed confidence they will persist through the changes.