- 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.”
Still the loss of members has not been as drastic as some predicted.
- “I think there were some groups on both sides who expected more,” said Nathan Benefield, senior vice president at the foundation.
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