A survey of government workers taken following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus Decision may mean the future is even more bleak for unions than originally thought.
In June, the United States Supreme Court ruled that government unions in states without Right-to-Work laws were violated government workers First Amendment rights by requiring fee payments to unions as a condition of employment.
Since that time, there have been numerous lawsuits filed by government workers to get their money back.
However, where it may get even hard for unions is detailed in a new survey of government union members by Lloyd Corder, Ph. D.
Here’s the synopsis:
- Awareness of the Supreme Court ruling is high. While most (71%) are aware of the ruling, some are not (29%).
- Many think the ruling is a positive development. 51% say the changes are positive, but 32% do not and 17% are on the fence. When asked whythey think the changes are positive (n=147), respondents offered a number of reasons, including that the ruling protects their personal rights and freedoms (37%), eliminates what they believe is an unfair labor practice (22%) and allows them to save money by not being forced to pay dues(18%).
- Workers will exercise their new freedom to stop paying dues. One-third plan to change what they are paying, with 6% saying they have already stopped paying dues and 25% saying they plan to stop paying. [Emphasis added.]
Read the whole survey here.