Since 1977 Unions have been able to collect fees from workers and use those fees to contribute to Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) candidates who would support the ideals set forth by Karl Marx; domination by the state and the minimization of the individual with the collective supporting the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat.” This is consistent with all Marx said, especially since Marx viewed the union as the core of his dictatorship.
SCOTUS is expected to release its ruling on a case known as Janus vs AFSCME. Mark Janus sued the union saying he should not have to pay union dues because he does not support the union nor its political views. SCOTUS is expected to rule in favor of Janus. If they do it is expected that the unions, especially public employee unions will have a dramatic drop in dues.
In Wisconsin, union membership has plummeted in the in the wake of the Act 10 and the right-to-work reforms led by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature. The most recent data show union membership statewide has declined from 354,882 members in 2010 to 218,233 in 2016, a decline of 38.5 percent. Act 10, passed and signed in 2011, broadly limited the power of public sector unions, returning control to the taxpayer. It also gave public sector employees the right to decide whether they wanted to continue to pay the union dues that they had so long been forced to contribute, or whether they wanted to remain in the union at all.
As a double whammy, if SCOTUS rules as it should, that is against the unions, the unions will be facing Class-action lawsuits that have been filed targeting unions in seven states ahead of the SCOTUS decision release. Public-sector workers are aiming to recoup back wages they paid to labor unions.
The lawsuits targeting eight unions have been filed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Maryland, California, and Washington.
Former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell filed each of the suits. "Janus" is the most serious threat yet to unions given the likelihood that the Supreme Court will overturn its own 1977 "Abood" decision that mandatory "fair share" fees are constitutional even if workers decided against joining the union.
The unions will lose current revenue and could be forced to reimburse. This should greatly curtail the funds that Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) candidates receive. As you will notice, each of the states facing the class action law suits are dominated by Marxist policies. Hopefully we will be able to say “Thank you Janus” and thank you SCOTUS for ruling for freedom and liberty.
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