RIGHT TO WORK FOUNDATION STEPS UP TO HELP
An Anchorage Superior Court judge has granted the Alaska State Employees Association a temporary restraining order to prevent the Dunleavy Administration from its decision to stop collecting union dues on behalf of ASEA.
Judge Gregory Miller ordered that that the State must continue to collect dues for the union while the main case works its way through court.
On August 27, Attorney General Kevin Clarkson announced that union members must be afforded the right to affirmatively opt in to paying union dues, rather than the opt-out option that the Walker Administration set up after the historic Janus decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018.
Miller said the Dunleavy Administration’s actions are “causing and will continue to cause irreparable harm” to ASEA, which has filed a lawsuit against the state action.
Only 13 State employees have opted out of paying the ASEA dues, according to MRAK sources.
Meanwhile, the organization called Right to Work Foundation has offered to represent pro bono the employees who want to cease paying dues to ASEA.
Any employees who are interested in receiving free legal advice and assistance can contact the National Right to Work Foundation at [email protected]. The organization explains in more at its website.