Can Americans be financially coerced to underwrite labor unions when they are opposed to positions taken by unions?
That was the big issue this week before the nation’s highest court—whether workers can be coerced to financially underwrite and undergird labor unions when the positions taken by the union would be opposed to their own convictions.
The case is known as Janus v. AFSCME—the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees—and it challenges Supreme Court precedent that goes back four decades, requiring persons in certain categories of employment to contribute union dues and fees even when they do not want to be members of the union.
Today, with Justice Neil Gorsuch on the court, it is expected that the court will reverse its 40-year-plus precedent.
This may mean a big, big change on America’s political landscape.