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The Bobster
09-05-2018, 02:09 PM
https://nypost.com/2018/09/05/more-than-10k-city-employees-stopped-paying-union-dues/

More than 10K city employees stopped paying union dues
By Rich Calder
September 5, 2018 | 2:11pm

More than 10,000 city workers stopped paying their union dues after the landmark Supreme Court decision in June gave them the right to end the payments.

City records show that there were 314,770 city workers paying union dues prior to the Janus v. AFSCME ruling on June 27 that found government workers can’t be forced to pay dues to unions that represent them in collective bargaining.

By the first July pay period following the decision, the number dropped by 10,328 – or 3 percent – to 304,442.

That cost the unions about $250,000 for that two-week period.

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 ruling declared that fees collected from non-union members in lieu of dues violated their First Amendment’s protections against forced speech. It was hailed as a huge victory for conservatives.

Unions had argued that all employees should help cover the costs of contract negotiations since all employees are covered by the contract.

President Trump quickly proclaimed the decision a loss for the “coffers of the Democrats.” :p