SUPREME COURT DEALS HUGE BLOW To Democratic Party Campaign Coffers…State Government Workers CANNOT Be Forced To Pay Union Dues

The Democratic Party was just hit hard with a major blow today after the recent US Supreme Court’s decision. 

Unions will no longer be able to make state government workers choose if they want to give to unions that help to support a certain party or ideology they do not agree with. This is a major legal and political defeat for big labor. In a 5-3 count by the Supreme Court, state government workers cannot be forced to pay “fair-share” fees to help collective bargaining and other union activities.

The Democratic Party received contributions in 2016 from the public sector unions. They also funded the liberal organization and contributed a pittance to Republican Party campaigns and conservative organizations. 

From 100percentfedup:

AFSCME is going to be hit hard with this decision…In 2016, the government union, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) gave an astounding $15,728,067 to political campaigns, the Democrats received $15,679,957, while Republicans received $7,475. So far, in 2018 AFSCME has already contributed $5,213,406 in political donations. $5,194,687 was given to Democrats, while only a mere $6,000 was given to Republicans.

Here are just a few more examples of how the unions are nothing more than slush funds for Democrats:

In 2016, the nation’s oldest and largest teacher’s union, the NEA (National Education Association), gave $29,775,536 in political contributions. Of the nearly 30 million in political contributions, $29,427,730 was given to Democrats, $347,306 was given to Republicans.

To date, in 2018, the American Federation of Government Employees gave $3,074,408 to political campaigns. $2,924,868 was given to the Democrat Party, $136,040 was given to the Republican Party.

In 2016, the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) gave a stunning $33,596,605 in political donations. Of that stunning $33.6 million, the Democrats received $33,580,880, while the Republicans got $10,700. To date, the American Federation of Teachers has already contributed $7,901,097 to political campaigns. $7,869,555 was given to the Democrat Party, $6,500 was given to the Republican Party.

*Donations to Democrats includes liberal organizations and political campaigns. Donations to Republicans includes conservative organizations and political campaigns. All figures and graphs are from Open Secrets.

From Fox News:

The conservative majority said a union’s contract negotiations over pay and benefits were inextricably linked with its broader political activities and concluded workers had a limited constitutional right not to underwrite such “speech.”

“This procedure violates the First Amendment and cannot continue,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion. “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.”

While the current case applies only to public sector employees, the political and financial stakes are potentially huge for the broader American labor union movement, which had been sounding the alarm about the legal fight.

The key plaintiff was Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee, who pays about $550 annually to the powerful public-sector union known as AFSCME. While not a member of the union, he is required under state law to hand over a weekly portion of his paycheck — which he says is a violation of his constitutional rights.

“I work for Health and Family Services, and I’m forced to pay money to a union that then supports political causes that I don’t agree with,” Janus told Fox News.

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