Union Dues Objectors

Choose Charity with the help of Pacific Justice Institute continues to represent those in non-right to work states who work unionized private business,  However,….


As you may be aware, The Supreme Court recently ruled by a 5-to-4 vote in favor of the plaintiff in Janus v. AFSCME. This is great news! The court has finally recognized that the extraction of agency fees from non-consenting public sector employees is a violation of the First Amendment. As a result, the services previously provided to public sector employees by Choose Charity are no longer necessary. So, if you are a non-member and a public employee and do not wish to pay any portion of your union dues, including agency/fair-share fees, it is advised that you contact your union directly, as they are no longer legally permitted to collect fees of any kind from you without your express consent.

The paragraph below is a sample that you can provide to your union and employer:

On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme court delivered its ruling on Janus v. American Federation Of State, County, And Municipal Employees, Council 31, et al. This decision overruled Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U. S. 209 (1977). The Court held that States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from non-consenting employees. Any procedure extracts or in any way obtains agency fees from an employee without his or her consent, violates the First Amendment and cannot continue. Neither an agency fee nor any other payment to the union may be deducted from a nonmember’s wages, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay. Based on the Court’s language, please take notice that I hereby withhold my consent to the extraction of such fees from my paycheck.


If you are a private employee and want to opt-out of your union, Pacific Justice Institute is here to help.  Please click on the Request Legal Assistance Button and fill out the request form.  One of our attorneys will get back with your shortly.