Andrea Laiacona Dooley

Jun 28, 2018

5 min read

A Path Forward For Unions

Today’s announcement that Justice Kennedy is retiring overshadowed one of the Supreme Court’s final decisions of the term, Janus v. AFSCME. The Cour in Janus held that requiring non-members of public sector unions to pay their “fair share” of dues to pay for collective bargaining violates the First Amendment. The decision was not a surprise. This decision was poised (in another case) when Scalia died, and with Gorsuch the deciding factor, unions have been fearing this day for awhile.

Before I was a labor arbitrator, I was a labor lawyer representing unions, and we saw this day on the…