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Corporations Have the Next Attack on Workers and Unions Ready to Go

Author Karla Walter discusses how members-only unions serve to divide workers and erode their ability to improve their work conditions.

The Supreme Court last year handed down a decision in Janus v. AFSCME that limits the freedom of millions of public sector workers to come together in strong unions — and, as a result, threatens all Americans since unions help build the middle class. Now Janus’ backers have revealed the next step in their strategy to divide workers and erode their power to improve work conditions — members only unions.

The Janus decision creates a perverse incentive for public sector workers not to join a union: Workers covered by a union contract can receive all the benefits of membership without paying the cost of negotiating those benefits. Yet conservatives are pushing even further to bar unions from representing all workers in a given workplace.

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Karla Walter

Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy