Labor Unions Losing Their Grip on Workers

Labor unions maybe be losing more members, and perhaps more importantly dues, thanks to a worker in Minnesota who won a suit to leave the union and quit paying dues immediately, instead of during a union enforced “contract window.”

In June, the Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that public sector agencies could no longer mandate union membership or agency fee payments as a condition of employment.

Foundation President Mark Mix said the settlement was a major victory for workers, as many face small window periods in which they are allowed to cut ties with labor organizations.

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