CEI Praises Supreme Court Decision to Hear Forced Union Dues Case Janus v. AFSCME

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a crucial lawsuit challenging forced union dues for public sector workers. CEI labor policy expert Trey Kovacs welcomed that decision:

It’s encouraging that the Supreme Court accepted this landmark case addressing the First Amendment rights of all public workers. No hardworking man or woman should be compelled to fund a labor union that does not represent their values or interests. For far too long, workers nationwide have been forced to finance unions they didn’t vote to join and pay to support inherently political organizations. It is time to stop this state-backed union funding scheme. 

An amicus brief filed by CEI in this case documented controversial political spending by unions. See: CEI Amicus Brief in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Related analysis: Will Government Union Gravy Train Come to an End?

See other case materials on Scotusblog: Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31