Mandatory union dues deduction case opportunity for Supreme Court to uphold First Amendment

Sept. 29, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Foundation President Don Todd, a former Director of Labor Management Standards that has direct oversight of the public and private unions, today issued the following statement praising the Supreme Court for taking up the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31:

“No person should ever be forced to involuntarily contribute to an organization which he or she is not even a member of, a clear violation of First Amendment rights. The Supreme Court is doing the right thing by revisiting the 1977 Abood decision. With Justice Neil Gorsuch now on the job, this could be an opportunity for the Court make it clear that freedom of speech also includes the freedom to refrain from subsidizing it.”

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