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Unions, Blue States Scramble to Counter Janus Decision

June 28, 2018, 1:31 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against collecting fees from public-sector workers who aren’t union members is spurring labor groups and lawmakers in blue states into action.

“What happens now? Good old-fashioned organizing,” Lily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Education Association, said during a conference call immediately after the high court’s ruling.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has been one of the biggest proponents of eliminating “fair share” fees and backed plaintiff Mark Janus’ case against the unions.

“We believe the First Amendment is violated when public employees are required to fund unions, and we finally ...