Top 4 Public Labor Unions Lost 219K Members Since 2018 SCOTUS Ruling

The top four public labor unions in the U.S. lost hundreds of thousands of members since a 2018 Supreme Court decision that said government employees could not be forced to pay a union to keep their job, according to new report

  • Report released by the Commonwealth Foundation found that the top four public labor unions – AFT, AFSCME, NEA, and SEIU – lost nearly 219,000 members altogether since the Janus v. AFSCME ruling.
  • “The Janus decision to end forced unionism for government workers accelerated a long-term decline in membership,” the report states. “In response, government unions are conducting aggressive campaigns to unionize new workers with recent successes in Virginia and Colorado.”
  • “I think there were some groups on both sides who expected more,” said Nathan Benefield, senior vice president at the foundation.