After the Supreme Court Said Unions Can’t Force Non-Members to Pay Dues, Almost All of Them Stopped Paying
Maybe if they wanted to pay dues, they would have joined the union in the first place. It would also be interesting to learn how many members dropped out.
Two of the largest public sector unions in the country lost more than 210,000 so-called “agency fee members” in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court ruling that said unions could no longer force non-members to pay partial dues. That case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, effectively freed public workers from having to make “fair share” payments—usually totaling about 70 to 80 percent of full union dues—in lieu of joining a union as a full-fledged member.