On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned decades of
precedent and eliminated the right of public sector unions to
collect fair share, or agency fees, from non-members.
The justices ruled 5-4 in favor of Mark Janus, an Illinois fee
payer, in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, overturning the 1977
precedent established in Abood v. Detroit Board of
Education. Those backing the case clearly hoped the decision
would cripple union operations, but with so much at stake for
educators and public education, CFT members have not only chosen
to stay united but have gained in strength as a result.