HRMG 720 RTW Laws and Janus Discussion Questions
I’m working on a business law discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Using the Discussion Board Rubric listed below for the specific grading criteria, develop an initial response to the following: As of 2018 there are 28 ‘Right to Work’ states, the most recent being Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri (all since 2012). In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 (June 27, 2018) which held that a public employer’s withholding of union dues, under an agency fee arrangement and without the employee’s individual consent, is unlawful because it compels the individual to financially subsidize the speech of a union. Thus, unauthorized agency fee deductions violate the First Amendment and are unconstitutional. American workers still have all rights under the NLRA to organize unions and engage in protected, concerted activities. However, the impact of both Right to Work laws and Supreme Court’s Janus decision (for public sector unions) have the potential to severely decrease the amount of dues being paid to unions from workers.
Based on your academic analysis, what impact will these RTW laws and Janus have on the union movement?
Based on your academic analysis, how does member dues funding impact workplace labor relations?
Based on your academic analysis, what is the practical effect of defunding unions and their ability to staff and service members through local union administration?