Lambda Legaljoined by the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National LGBTQ Task Force and PFLAGfiled a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ( AFSCME ).
The case challenges unions' ability to collect "fair share" fees from workers who, while not themselves part of the union, still benefit from union representation.
Janus, an Illinois case, was argued March 1, 2017, and decided March 21 as an appellate case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The appellate court affirmed the lower court's decision against the plaintiffs-appellants, Mark Janus and Brian Trygg.
Oral argument in Janus v. AFSCME is scheduled for Feb. 26. Read Lambda Legal's amicus brief at https://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/legal-docs/us_janus_20180119_amicus-brief.
Related posting at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Lambda-joins-brief-holding-that-defunding-unions-would-undermine-work-protections/61657.html .