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The two faces of Janus: The Supreme Court overreaches on union politics

Mark Janus resisted an “agency fee,” an alternative to member dues that the Supreme Court previously ruled unions had to offer, so that workers were not forced to pay for political activities (like endorsements) they disagreed with. The Janus ruling now stretches that concept to the breaking point by labeling collective bargaining itself a political activity, since it involves elected officials, government budgets, public policy.

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