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Top U.S. Court Rejects Ex-Union Members’ Challenge to Dues Pacts

June 21, 2021, 1:36 PM

Public-sector unions avoided another high-stakes legal fight over their financing thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it won’t hear a challenge to their membership dues agreements.

The justices Monday rejected a petition to consider whether their landmark 2018 ruing in Janus v. AFSCME, which barred mandatory nonmember fees in the public sector, also released members from contractual obligations to pay dues unless they signed waivers notifying them of their right not to pay.

The Supreme Court handed another defeat to the legal campaign trying to extend the reach of the Janus ruling. Anti-union groups previously failed to ...

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