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Janus vs. AFSCME Update - Decision Expected Next Monday, June 25th

Thursday, June 21, 2018  
The Supreme Court will issue a decision on the Janus vs. AFSCME case by next Monday, June 25th. The case revolves around the ability of unions to collect dues from non-union members, commonly referred to as "agency shop fees."  The Supreme Court's conservative majority is expected to rule against the unions.

NYSUT plans to provide local union presidents lists of employees that are agency shop fee and they will verify the list before providing it to their school districts/BOCES.  If payroll goes out with agency shop fees deducted after the Supreme Court rules, NYSUT will return the fees to the districts/BOCES for the employer to refund to the impacted employees.

CSEA will send letters directly to districts/BOCES with their lists of agency shop fee employees and will refund agency shop fees directly to impacted employees bypassing their employers.

The final decision will be available here: Opinions of the Supreme Court.

New York’s Janus Stakes -- Presentation by Ken Girardin from the Empire Center, March 11, 2018 

Janus v. AFSCME: What It Means for New York's School Business Officials -- Article by Ken Girardin from the Empire Center, Spring 2018