Bloomberg News Reporter, Josh Eidelson discussed the background and issues involved in the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case. The court case centers around issues of public sector unions, collective bargaining and mandatory union fees. On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court 5-4 ruled in favor of Janus saying that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.
In this lesson, students will learn about the creation, role, and impact of the federal court system of the United States.
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 (AFSCME), a case concerning public employees and mandatory union fees.