A new era of freedom for Illinois government workers

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has marked a new era for government workers in Illinois.

For decades, state and local employees had to make an unfair, unconstitutional choice: Pay fees to a union, or lose your job.

But that changes with the Janus v. AFSCME decision. The court ruled in June 2018 that paying fees to a union can no longer be a condition of employment. Now public employees can work for their state or local government or school district without paying fees to a union.

If you don’t like the way the union represents you or the way the union focuses on politics, or if you simply want to keep more of your paycheck to spend on things you care about, you no longer have to pay fees.

There are a lot of voices out there, and a lot of opinions. Here’s what you need to know to sort it all out:

What does the Janus v. AFSCME decision mean?

Why would I want to end my union dues?

What happens if I am not a member of the union?

Which workers does the Janus case help?

I keep hearing about “free riders” – what does that mean?

How do I tell my employer and union to stop deducting dues or fees?

What if the my employer or union does not honor my request?

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