BAM! The Supreme Court just ruled in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, dealing a “devastating blow” to public sector unions:
BREAKING: #SCOTUS overrules 40 year old case. Holds 5-4 public sector employees cannot be forced to pay union fees.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) June 27, 2018
Link to the opinion here:
Janus is out. As expected, J. Alito writes. States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees.
— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 27, 2018
The ruling means “unions cannot collect fees from non-members”:
Dems are, shall we say, just a little peeved:
It's simple: Janus v. AFSCME is the biggest assault on unions and working families we've seen in decades.
— Dan Koh (@dank) June 27, 2018
And thank you Justice Gorsuch!
Crucially, this ruling against unions would *not* have happened without the blockade of Merrick Garland. It's hard to overstate what a win this is for the right. McConnell has weakened part of the Democratic coalition via Janus.
— Dave Jamieson (@jamieson) June 27, 2018
And thank you Mitch McConnell:
Cocaine Mitch has his face just buried in a pile of celebratory yeyo rn
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) June 27, 2018
CIVILITY STRIKES AGAIN! Blue-checked writer already gearing up to celebrate Neil Gorsuch's death https://t.co/2aXcEgjcM4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 27, 2018