In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, you cannot be required to be a union member or pay dues or fees to a union. See the first two questions below or visit MyJanusRights.org to learn more.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation defends America’s workers against the abuses of compulsory unionism. To learn your rights as a state or local government employee, click on any of the following questions:
Questions & Answers
- Can I be required to be a union member or pay dues to a union?
- How can I resign my union membership and stop paying union dues?
- I am a nonmember but authorized deduction of union fees. How can I stop the deductions?
- How do I cut off the use of my dues for politics and other nonbargaining activities?
- What if I have religious objections to joining or financially supporting a union?
- What if I am a victim of union violence?
- What if I want to work during a strike?
- If I believe my rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses, can I file my own unfair labor practice charges against the union or the employer with a state agency?
(Download our one sheet PDF printout on understanding your Janus rights here.)
Special Legal Notices
Issue Briefing Papers
- Public Sector Decertification Laws (as of 3/2019)
- Can Union Bosses Punish You? – Union Discipline and Employee Rights
- An Employee’s Guide to Union Dues and Religious Do Nots
- Are You Funding Your Union’s Federal PAC (Political Action Committee) Unknowingly or Against Your Will?
- Catholic Social Teaching and the Right to Work (PDF)
- Employees in Right to Work States
- Big Labor’s Top Ten Special Privileges