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Statement from Timothy G. Kremer, Executive Director, New York State School Boards Association on U.S. Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME ruling

FOR RELEASE: June 27, 2018



CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell


The U. S. Supreme Court ruling that it is a violation of constitutionally protected free speech to compel non-union members to pay ‘agency fees’ is a matter to be addressed by an employee and his or her union. NYSSBA members will continue to negotiate agreements with unions that are fiscally sound and serve to benefit the school communities our members represent.

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Effect of Janus may be muted in NYS

On Board Online • July 2, 2018

Eric D. Randall

In a 5-4 ruling on June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public employees can become union members only by affirmatively opting in.

In Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, the court also said that unions cannot require non-member workers to pay agency fees (normal union dues less the portion covering political activities).

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