Citizens Take on Pennsylvania’s Public-Sector Unions

John Kabler (The Fairness Center/YouTube)
Pennsylvania public employees advance free speech two years after the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen Pennsylvania’s public-sector union leaders circulated emails calling on state employees to join protests against stricter U.S. immigration policies, not all of those employees were eager to do so. But thanks to union mandates enshrined in Pennsylvania labor laws, union members who differed with the political views of their leadership still had to pony up and lend their financial support to those rallies.

This arrangement did not sit well with John Kabler, who began to receive those emails a few weeks after he was hired, in April 2017, as a clerk in one of Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor stores. He did not


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