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S. 3151: 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 ...

Sponsor and status

Mazie Hirono

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2018
Length: 27 pages

Jun 27, 2018


Introduced on Jun 27, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 27, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 27, 2018

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S. 3151 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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