Imagine you pay a fee for a service like Netflix, but you decide you do not need the service or want to support the company, so you cancel your subscription.
If Netflix determines they continue to provide a benefit and try to keep charging you, you’ll simply tell your bank to stop payments.
Unfortunately, it’s not that easy for public sector employees to get out of paying their union, because the unions and lower courts are simply refusing to adhere to a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Janus v. AFSCME, that held it unconstitutional to force taxpayer-funded employees to financially support a union as a requirement to keep their job.
Your Freedom Foundation recently petitioned the Supreme Court to hear Belgau v. Inslee, a case out of Washington State that challenges the unions refusal to abide by the clear letter of the law in Janus.
If accepted, it would be the first such case to reach the Court, although several have tried.
Please watch as Freedom Foundation litigation counsel Shella Sadovnik explains the case in this video: