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More than 38,000 workers have left government unions in Illinois



UnnamedThe unions’ own federal reports show 9% of workers have chosen to break away from unions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME.

More than 38,000 state and local government workers across Illinois have chosen not to join or pay a government union since the U.S. Supreme Court restored that right in 2018 in Janus v. AFSCME.

That 9% drop is a strong indication union leadership is out of touch with what members want.

The union decline is shown in reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor by each of the top six government unions in Illinois: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, Illinois Education Association, Illinois Federation of Teachers, SEIU HCII, SEIU Local 1 and SEIU Local 73.



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  1. Former union members have told me that one of their biggest gripes against their unions was the union’s extortion of money from their paychecks to support DEMOCRATS when they, themselves, choose to vote REPUBLICAN