Supreme Court Delivers “Major Victory” For Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner In Janus Decision

The court ruled this morning that “public sector unions may not collect mandatory fees from non-members.”

The Republican Governors Association writes:

The Supreme Court delivered what the Chicago Tribune is calling a “major victory” for Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner this morning, siding with state employee Mark Janus who objected to paying mandatory fees to AFSCME, a government union that did not represent his views. The court ruled this morning that “public sector unions may not collect mandatory fees from non-members.”

The Janus case had “roots in Rauner’s first weeks in office.” The Chicago Tribune explains that, “Challenging the fees was one of Rauner’s first acts when he took office in 2015. He issued an executive order giving state workers who don’t want to pay permission not to, and he later instructed state agencies to stop collecting the fees on behalf of public employee unions. He also preemptively filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the matter escalated to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

This decision is a win for the First Amendment and the freedom of government employees to exercise their right to free association, rather than be forced to contribute to government unions that often refuse to represent their political views. Today, freedom and government workers won and triumphed against the powerful special interests.

Related:

8 hours ago

Gretchen Whitmer’s Dark Money Hypocrisy

After preaching 'transparency,' Dem gov partners with dark money nonprofit to raise millions

2 days, 8 hours ago

Gov. Doug Ducey: My budget makes major investments that will leave Arizona even stronger

My 2023 budget invests in key areas like education and water while cutting taxes and paying down debt. That will leave Arizona stronger.

2 days, 12 hours ago

Republican Glenn Youngkin sworn in as governor of Virginia

Republican Glenn Youngkin was sworn on Saturday as the next governor of Virginia, delivering an optimistic message about empowering parents, overcoming COVID-19 and providing economic relief to families and businesses

1 week ago

Unemployment agency pegs likely pandemic fraud losses at more than $8.5 billion

Michigan's jobless aid agency lost more than $8.5 billion to suspected fraudulent payments amid record claims and persistent attempts at fraud during the pandemic

1 week, 1 day ago

Gov. McMaster urges lawmakers to cut SC taxes, raise state employee and officer pay

Gov. Henry McMaster called on South Carolina lawmakers to raise pay for state employees and law enforcement officers by 2%, all while urging legislators to also cut taxes

1 week, 1 day ago

Milwaukee County Residents Push Wisconsin Gov To Fire DA Over Waukesha Attack

Milwaukee County residents are pushing Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) to terminate a district attorney after a man released from jail after posting bail killed several people and injured more than 60 others