Janus decision: No "death knell" for labor

The union loss before the Supreme Court in Janus vs. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees--and the expected drop in revenue and membership likely to follow--does not mandate a “death knell” to the union movement in the U.S., a commentary piece in the Chicago Tribune argues.

The piece affirms that, as the ruling takes effect, public-sector unions will lose power in elections and power—it’s a necessary consequence of the end of the automatic revenue stream long received from “agency fees.”

But the piece cites experts, including professor Charles Wheelan of Dartmouth University, and enumerates various ways that unions could better organize and change to recover from Janus and continue to thrive.

To read the article, click here.

Reader comments

Wed, Jul 4, 2018

At no time should anyone whi oz not a union member be forced to pay dues to support an organization that the food not join. That's robbery and forces people to play for something they did not want.

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