Partner Mark Neuberger was quoted in a SHRM
article, “Decline in Union Membership Expected After High Court Ruling
,” about the anticipated fallout from the Supreme Court’s holding in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31
, which banned mandatory union fees for public-sector employees.
Neuberger said the decision continues a trend that is developing in the private sector, where more and more states have passed laws outlawing all forms of mandatory union dues. It will also weaken the effectiveness of all public-sector unions in the states that had allowed compulsory agency fees, he said.
“On a grander scale, for good or for worse, this decision will lead to a further decline in the percentage of the American workforce that is unionized,” he added.