Hit to Unions Following Supreme Court Ruling Begins
On June 27, In Janus vs. AFSCME, the Supreme Court correctly dealt a huge blow to forced membership in unions.
States stopped force collections starting July and Union Collections Schemes Take a Hit.
In New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, state governments have stopped collecting millions of dollars in agency fees following a high court ruling banning the practice. Before the ruling, public workers in 22 states who didn’t want to join a union were often required to pay agency fees, which cover collective bargaining costs and can equal as much as 90% of dues paid by members.
Pennsylvania stopped collecting agency fees from 24,000 state workers that totaled $6.6 million last year, a state official said. The figure is expected to grow because it doesn’t include workers at municipalities across the state. In New York, which has the highest rate of public sector union membership, the state stopped collecting agency fees in July from 31,000 state workers which totaled between $9 million and $10 million last year, a spokeswoman for the New York State Comptroller said. That tally is also expected to grow because it doesn’t include local agency fees.
By one estimate, unions in New York state overall will lose $112 million in agency fees from 200,000 state and local workers, based on what workers paid in 2016, according to the Empire Center, a conservative think tank in Albany.
Congrats to Mark Janus
I commented on the ruling on June 27 in Supreme Court Delivers Huge Blow to Unions!
The word is "perfect".
Abood was an abomination. The ruling was correct but it is just a start.
Time for National Right-to-Work Laws
The ruling is a fantastic first step.
It's now time for national right-to-work legislation and the end of all prevailing wage laws.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock