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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31
Citation:138 S. Ct. 2448 (2018)
Under Illinois law, public employees could be forced to subsidize a union even if they chose not to become a member. Employees that declined to join the union which represented their co-workers were required to pay a fee (an “agency fee”). Part of the fees could be used for activities connected to union membership, like “lobbying, social and recreational activities,” “advertising,” “membership meetings and conventions,” and “litigation,” as well as other unspecified services.
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