February 26, 2018
Demonstrators, Including Educators, Turn Out as High Court Hears Union-Fees Case
As the U.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments Monday in a case over public-employee unions collecting fees from nonmembers, hundreds of demonstrators on both sides of the issue gathered outside the building, waving signs and chanting competing messages.
The case was brought by Mark Janus, a child-support specialist in Illinois who charges that he shouldn’t be forced to pay fees to a union—the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)—which advocates for causes he doesn’t support.
Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association