A Response to Justice Kagan: Ending Agency Fees Won’t End Unions (Part 1)

Empirical evidence makes clear that Justice Kagan’s stated concern is unfounded, and that unions can operate just fine, thank you very much, even when they are not able to collect dues and agency fees as a condition of employment. While this may be a disappointment to opponents of unions, it clarifies the substantial basis for ending the agency fees: vindicating the First Amendment rights of a minority of union members and fee payers who object to the compelled speech and association foisted upon them by laws that require that they either pay union fees or be subject to termination.

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