Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that public-sector unions can no longer force non-members to pay fees, which in turn are used to fund political causes and candidates they may disagree with. The court’s decision in the case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), is a major step forward in holding Big Labor accountable.
Senator McCaskill one of the largest recipients of labor union money out of all 2018 candidates at $271, 363.
Public-sector unions are a cash cow for Democrats, who are the recipients of more than $100 million in campaign contributions from unions each cycle.
Millions of workers across America, including many in Missouri, will no longer be beholden to the wishes of big labor or forced to fund speech they do not agree with. However, unions have already taken steps to maintain their campaign coffers:
“The AFL-CIO in recent days has started a nationwide advertising campaign, along with a companion website dubbed “Freedom to Join,” making a sales pitch for the perks of union membership. The ads are running in newspapers in nine states, including Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as in USA Today and The Washington Post.”
The Janus decision is a major victory for public employees’ First Amendment rights, but you won’t hear that from Claire McCaskill. The $1,026,613 she’s received from Big Labor shines as another example of how she’s represented the special interest liberal establishment in DC, not Missouri.