The Supreme Court Gets It Right!

Posted by $ Radio_Randy 1 year, 10 months ago to Politics
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Following the famous "Janus Decision" (my abbreviation), this is the notice I received from my employer (the State of Washington):

"On June 27, 2018, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31. The Court ruled that the constitution prohibits public employers and unions from entering into agreements that require bargaining unit members to pay union dues or a representation fee. The decision can be found at the following link: Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31.
The purpose of this email to is to inform you that our records indicate you selected non-member or non-association status with the Union. Until the Janus decision, you were required to pay representation fees or non-association fees. Those fees have been stopped and you will not see a deduction on your July 10th paycheck. However, as a member of the bargaining unit the terms of the collective bargaining agreement still apply to your employment."

18 years I worked without having to pay "mandatory" union dues (extortion). The next 13 years I was forced to pay, resign or be fired. Finally, it's gone back to it's original "voluntary" system, no thanks to our Democratically controlled state government (who is still looking for ways to get around the decision).

Definitely, a cause for celebration!


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  • Posted by $ allosaur 1 year, 10 months ago
    For any readers in want of this advisement, the Democratically controlled state government is looking for ways around this decision because the Democrat Party is now deprived of its yearly cut, oops, its annual donation, I mean.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 1 year, 10 months ago
    Just out of curiosity (and don't answer if you don't want to), approximately what percentage of your check were the dues?
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    • Posted by $ 1 year, 10 months ago
      I can't tell you the percentage (because I couldn't find it anywhere in the contract) and it wouldn't be accurate, due to a "dues cap" which I had reached, anyway. They did come out to about $630 a year for me.
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