LAST WEEK the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued an employer-friendly ruling that may be a good indication of which way they’re headed next month on the Janus case. Mark Janus, the plaintiff in a case heard in February, is an Illinois state employee. The basis of the case is that mandatory membership in AFSCME, the union for public employees, is unconstitutional under the first amendment. If the ruling goes in favor, it will restore the right for public employees to choose whether to belong to the union or not.
Janus (pictured with incoming GLA Chair Josh Greisse, and with Clarke Jewell and ABC of Western WA President Wendy Novak,) spoke at the Washington Policy Center’s Solutions Summit, attended by ABC’s GLA Council.