Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME likely to permanently weaken public unions

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from NBCNews,

A ruling in non-union public employee Mark Janus’ favor could significantly undermine public unions — reducing both their funding and membership.

… the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in a case that could permanently handicap the power of public unions in America, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31″ (known as Janus v. AFSCME). Like so many blockbuster Supreme Court cases, the case’s outcome will have important legal and political repercussions. Although we won’t find out the court’s decision until [June], the cynical prediction that the court will vote five-to-four — with a decision that benefits Republicans and harms Democrats — is likely true.

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