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Three of the largest public sector unions in the United States have lost hundreds of thousands of members and agency fee payers since the Supreme Court banned forced dues last year, according to data reviewed by the Mackinac Center.
The court ruling freed millions of public employees from having to pay union dues and fees in order to hold a job working for the government. Federal filings reviewed by the Mackinac Center suggest that public sector unions have taken a significant hit from losing members and fee payers since the decision.
Filings - National - Education - Association - NEA
Annual federal filings show that the National Education Association (NEA); American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have lost a combined 278,804 members and fee payers from each organization’s last report before the Janus decision to the first report after it.
The NEA’s membership and fee-payer count dropped from 2,666,339 on its Nov. 28, 2017, report to 2,591,602 in its Nov. 29, 2018, report, a total loss of 74,737 dues payers.
AFSCME - Members - Fee-payers - Year
AFSCME lost 100,921 members and fee-payers in the year between...
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