Union stakes are 'very, very high'

Monday, July 30, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Teacher's deskA civil liberties lawyer predicts the recent Supreme Court decision prohibiting public sector unions from collecting certain fees from nonmembers could be devastating for those unions.

Following Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, seven California teachers have filed a class-action lawsuit to be reimbursed with the fees they never should have had to pay. Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) says the unions have been dealt a dizzying decision.

"The stakes are very, very high," he asserts. "If the school teachers prevail, we are looking at hundreds of millions of dollars having to be reimbursed to public employees throughout 22 different states if this case goes all the way to the Supreme Court."

Dacus, Brad (PJI)Dacus tells OneNewsNow the Janus verdict is among the top ten most significant court decisions he has seen in his lifetime.

"If this case prevails, it could, theoretically, literally bankrupt public employee unions all throughout the country who will not be willing or able to come up with that much money to pay back that many union workers," the PJI president explains.

According to Education Week, education policy consultant Matt Frendeway predicts similar lawsuits will soon follow in other states.

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