Supreme court’s Janus ruling is the end of cash-cow for the liberal activists: experts

The struggle for the trade unions to collect money from non-members drew from the Supreme court, the court of public employees in his opinion.

On the same day, the court of its decision announced in the Janus case, apart from public sector unions from automatic collection of fees by the government employee, not a member of the union, the libertarian groups were to go outside the government buildings over from the literature.

“We are planning an all-of-the above-mentioned comprehensive educational campaign, the public employees and let them know about their Constitutional rights,” said Maxford Nelsen of the freedom Foundation, a Libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington State.

Nelsen was on the way. The freedom Foundation won a smaller but similar scheme in the state court four years ago. Since then, his group has tried to spread the word, but the unions have blocked the access to the personal contact details. Some of the affected state workers, have not yet been notified.

Greg Devereux, executive director of the Washington Federation of State employees (WFSE), said that his members do not want their personal data locked.


“Freedom Foundation takes care of one thing, and that is the power of the collective voice of the people,” said Devereux, “she likes the. That is why they try to destroy us.”

After most of the fallout from the SCOTUS ruling, the coast is in the North-East and along the West, where there is no right-to-work laws. While nationwide only a third of state workers belong to trade unions, the penetration is much higher in blue coastal States. In New York, 71 percent of employees in the public sector, trade Union, pay dues, followed closely by Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maine, California and Washington state.

Organized labor held rallies in the last week, the court blasting the decision and vowed to only get stronger.

“That was one of the stupidest things you could possibly do. It energize will see the unions in this country, and you will be, a resurrection,” said Devereux.

Trade unions an information campaign to sell members on the value of staying in the union and payment of dues and fees. Stephen Baker, is a state of health of the workers and belongs to the WFSE, it does not need to convince.


“Those who say they have no voice, the union is the bulwark,” Baker said, “it is the basis of democracy in this country.”

But Paul Vilja is not in agreement. He is a registered nurse at Western State Hospital and a 29-year-old member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He also says a life-long Republican, that the union reflects the political contributions of its values.

“I have a voice, and you have returned me to win, and you are welcome, me to win, if you are going to be non-partisan,” said Vilja.

The trade Union leaders to fight their political activism is to get everything aligned, union workers better pay and job protection. But one party gets the lion’s share. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, in the 2016 election cycle, the public service unions spent $64.6 million on campaigns. Ninety percent went to the Democrats.

The freedom Foundation, said that the cash-cow for the liberal activists in the past.

“So the trade unions, the ability to force people to pay them, gives them an undue influence, in a pompous voice, if you will,” Nelsen said, “because you are among these people, along for the ride, with no support for the union on the agenda.”

Dan Springer Fox News Channel (FNC) entered into force in August 2001 as a Seattle-based correspondent.

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