On September 29, Landmark signed on to an amicus brief filed by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy urging the Supreme Court to hear the case of State of Alaska v. Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA). Under a new policy, Alaska requires that public sector workers give clear consent to union dues being automatically deducted from their paycheck. While Alaska argues that it is seeking to follow the Janus v. AFSCME decision ending subsidization of unions by non-union members, ASEA contends this requirement was unnecessary and violated the collective bargaining agreement which ASEA and Alaska agreed to.
Our brief argues that Janus has been largely ignored by states and unions since it was handed down. Therefore, the Supreme Court must reaffirm and reassert Janus. The brief also noted that more employees have stated they would exercise their Janus rights if given a clear and consistent opportunity to exercise them. The Court must act to prevent forced subsidization of unions from continuing.
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