05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
During the last few months, there has been a lot of discussion in the news about the Janus Supreme Court case and how it will affect public employees, all workers and the labor movement as a whole.
Q: What is the Janus case about?
A: The Janus lawsuit against AFSCME claims that “fair share” fees are a violation of an individual’s “free speech” rights. The case is really not about free speech at all, but rather a blatant effort to weaken unions.