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The Janus decision was supposed to hurt public-employee unions. In Minnesota, their membership is up


December 20, 2018

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME threatened to hurt public-sector labor unions in states like Minnesota.

In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that unions covering public sector workers — teachers, firefighters, police and administrators among them — could not charge nonmembers for their services, because doing so violated those nonmembers’ First Amendment rights “by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.”


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