Janus is Working Part 2

Larry Sand  continues the update on developments since the Janus decision.

In California, AFSCME Local 3299 is trying a novel end-around. Instead of calling them “dues,” the union has changed their name to “service fees” and continues to ding workers who want out. But a lawsuit filed by Liliana Hernandez is calling BS on this move. While a union spokesman maintains that “the union’s contract allows for the service fees and that members agreed to them when they joined,” this is a flagrant misreading of the Janus decision. In essence the union is saying, “We are not going to beat you over the head with a hammer anymore; from now on we will use a mallet.”