On February 26th, the United States Supreme Court heard the Janus v AFSCME case. This case would dramatically change the union landscape. The case centers around whether or not a public-sector union has the right to collect fair share fees. These fees are charged to employees who chose not to be a part of the union, but still get the benefits of a collective bargaining agreement.
If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Janus, Right-to-Work will become the law of the land for all public-sector workers. This means that unions will have to continue to represent an entire workforce, but those employees won’t have to pay for the service. If enough people decide to not pay their union dues, the union will be unable to properly represent their members and their workforce.
This is why public-sector unions, like the teachers, are coming around to ask you to stick with your union. Union members make 28% more on average and are more likely to have benefits, paid time off, and retirement plans. The Supreme Court is expected to decide the Janus v AFSCME case by the end of June. If you want to make sure that your union stays strong, click here to pledge to stick with your union.