In June of 2018, the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME gave public employees the freedom to choose whether to join a union or contribute money from their paychecks to a union. Government workers in the U.S. now have a say whether or not to financially support a union.

Did you know…

  • You can no longer lose your job, benefits or seniority for choosing not to financially support your union?

  • You have the right to leave your union at any time, even during your current collective bargaining contract?


What is Janus v. AFSCME?

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that no public employees in the U.S. can be forced to pay dues or fees to a union, including so-called agency fees or “fair share” fees. This affirms a constitutional right for millions of government employees nationwide.

Workers now have the right to keep their hard-earned money and stop paying money to a union. To stop paying your money to a union, click here.

If you have questions about your rights as a public employee under Janus, reach out to My Pay My Say Maine at