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S. 3151 (115th): Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act of 2018

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Should employees covered by a union be allowed to forego paying their dues if they disagree with the union?


Mark Janus works for Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services as a child support specialist. But Janus opposed many of the policies and positions held by the union which was supposed to represent him. He refused to pay his mandatory union dues of $535 per year, in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

The Court last month, in their 5–4 decision Janus v ...

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Mazie Hirono

Sponsor. Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2018
Length: 27 pages
Jun 27, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 27, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Jun 27, 2018

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S. 3151 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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