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Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference), and over 80 other organizations supporting civil rights and economic opportunity submitted an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, which will determine whether key protections provided by public sector unions will be weakened. In Janus, the Supreme Court will decide whether employees who enjoy union benefits – including antidiscrimination protections and greater pay equity – should be required to contribute to the cost of securing them. At stake in the case is the decades-old Supreme Court precedent, Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which held that public sector collective bargaining agreements may include these “fair share” provisions.

Published On: January 19, 2018Associated Issues: Issues Before the CourtsWorkplace