Workers Fighting for Freedom at the Supreme Court (Guest: Mark Mix)
The president of the National Right-To-Work Foundation previews what may be the most important Supreme Court case of 2018: Janus v. AFSCME, a case over whether government employees should be compelled to join labor unions to keep their jobs.
The case, Janus v. AFSCME, went all the way from Illinois state courts to the Supreme Court of the United States. The court’s nine justices may answer questions similar cases, such as 2016’s Friedrichs case, failed to rule on.
Currently, government employees are compelled to pay money out of their own paychecks against their will, so that other people can speak on their behalf without their permission or wishes. Hathaway and Mix talk about what the Janus case will mean for public-sector employees at all levels of government, as well as the taxpayers funding their salaries.