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Public Employers: Janus One Year Later


Until just last year, it was common for public sector collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) to require employees who elected not to belong to a union, but were still covered by the CBA, to pay “fair share” fees to the union as a condition of employment. However, the Supreme Court dramatically reversed course in last year’s Janus v. AFSCME decision and found the practice unconstitutional. While seemingly a straightforward decision, public employers, public employees and unions are still faced with challenges, frustrations, questions and uncertainties in handling the practical implications of the decision one year later. In a contributed article in Akron Legal News, William Blackie and Lauren Tompkins outline what public employers need to know a year after the Janus decision.

To read the full article, visit the Akron Legal News.



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