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Media Mentions – Week of February 25, 2018

KNKX – U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case With Big Significance For Public-Sector Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in a case that has big potential consequences for public-sector unions in Washington state. If the conservative majority on the court rules against the unions, they could be hurt financially, according to one legal expert.

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Daily Caller – The Public-Sector Union ‘Stranglehold’ On Workers’ Paychecks Is On The Verge Of Collapse

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could devastate the membership of public-sector unions.

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Western Free Press – U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME

For the second time in two years, the U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of state laws requiring public employees to financially support a union as a condition of employment.

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The Hill – Here’s what to expect if unions lose their blockbuster case before the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 26 heard oral arguments in a groundbreaking case that could spell the biggest setback for public-sector unions in years. In Janus v. AFSCME, the court heard a spirited debate about the widespread practice of requiring government employees to pay union fees as a condition of employment.

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PJ Media – Janus v. AFSCME: Stopping a ‘Corrupt Cycle of Political Dependency’ That Silences Free Speech

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The case examines whether or not AFSCME or any other union can force public employees to pay a portion of union dues — called “agency fees” — even if they refuse to join the union. The case centers on employees’ free speech and free association rights to refuse to support organizations with which they disagree.

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The Inlander – Washington State Legislature praises itself for expanding transparency. Media and open government groups call BS

You could, if you cherry-picked your examples, make the case that the Washington state Legislature has been pushing for a more transparent government this year.

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National Review – Judgment Day For Public Unions

As it hears Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, the Supreme Court will decide whether public-sector unionism violates the First Amendment rights of workers who refuse to join unions. The case will be one of America’s most consequential for government labor–management relations.

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Yakima Herald-Republic – It Is Critical To Keep Public Records Public

Public records are just that: documents that detail how our public servants conduct business on behalf of the citizens whom they represent. Emails, text messages, memos, calendars and disciplinary records can prove enlightening as to how lawmakers develop policy and which interest groups may have influenced that policy. In the era of #MeToo, the documents also can reveal troubling behavior that could compromise a lawmaker’s ability to serve constituents.

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Washington Free Beacon – Labor Watchdogs Optimistic After Forced Dues High Court Hearing

Labor watchdogs and business groups are holding out hope that the Supreme Court will reverse course after 40 years of allowing government workers to pay mandatory union fees.

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