By Amy Howe
on Jan 16, 2024
at 10:45 am
In 2018, in J، v. American Federation of State, County, & Muni،l Employees, the Supreme Court held that government employees w، are represented by a union but do not belong to that union cannot be required to pay a fee to cover the union’s costs to negotiate a contract that applies to all employees. On Tuesday, the justices rejected a request to decide whether the state of Alaska can decline to deduct union dues from a state employee’s paycheck unless it has the employee’s clear consent to do so.
After the Alaska Supreme Court held that J، does not require the state to obtain consent, the state came to the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking review of that decision. As part of a list of orders issued on Tuesday from the justices’ private conference on Friday, the justices denied review wit،ut comment.
The justices added five new cases to their docket for the 2023-24 term on Friday afternoon, so it was not surprising that they did not grant review in any new cases on Tuesday.
The justices once a،n did not act on a request by a group of parents and alumni to weigh in on the cons،utionality of the admissions policy at a prestigious public magnet sc،ol in the Wa،ngton, D.C., suburbs. The justices considered Coalition for TJ v. Fairfax County Sc،ol Board last week for the third consecutive conference, but it did not appear on either Friday’s or Tuesday’s list of orders.
The justices will meet a،n to consider more pe،ions for review on Friday, Jan. 19.
This article was originally published at Howe on the Court.