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New Jersey Union Fees Law Faces Conservative Challenge (1)

Oct. 3, 2018, 2:00 PMUpdated: Oct. 3, 2018, 3:50 PM

A conservative advocacy group sued to overturn a New Jersey law that gives government workers just a single 10-day window each year to withdraw their financial support of unions.

The Michigan-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy said in its Oct. 3 lawsuit that the Garden State’s law is an unconstitutional attempt to circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which said public sector unions can’t collect money from workers without their express permission.

The lawsuit also alleges that the law interferes with government workers’ rights to quit a union, although the provision at issue doesn’t...

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