Janus is in and public sector unions are not permitted to require non-members to pay union dues as first amendment right. The opinon (summarized here) can be read in its entirety here. The rationale behind today’s Ruling is concisely explained by Thomas Jefferson:
“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.“
Lost in the Left’s wailing and gnashing of teeth, donning sack cloth, and self-flaggelation is the notion that if a public sector union wants to recruit new (and retain existing) members, they will focus their efforts on making union membership attractive. The real reason for the angst among the Left and Democrats (but I repeat myself) is that a huge source of funding for the Democrat party has just now vanished. Poof!