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Public Safety Coalition Led by PORAC Files Amicus Brief Supporting Respondents in Janus v. AFSCME

   Published on:  19 Jan, 2018

On Friday, January 19, 2018, Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP, working with the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, filed a Brief for Amici Curiae Fifteen Unions and Umbrella Organizations That Provide Services to Affiliated Unions and Associations Representing Nearly Half a Million Public Safety Employees in Support of Respondents. As our public safety clients and colleagues are aware, the Supreme Court took up Mark Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, et al. as the current and very real threat to unions’ ability to collect fare share fees for unrepresented employees. For more information, please see our October 4, 2017 Alert.

Our Brief emphasizes for the Court how public safety unions help provide public benefits, and why strong public safety unions are in the best interest of employees, employers, and the community at large.

The following associations joined the fight and added their names to the brief: Peace Officers Research Association of California; National Association of Police Organizations; Police Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois; New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations; California Correctional Peace Officers’ Association; California Statewide Law Enforcement Association; Detectives’ Endowment Association of the New York City Police Department; Los Angeles Police Protective League; San Francisco Police Officers Association; San Jose Police Officers Association; Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association; Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of Santa Clara County; San Francisco Deputy Probation Officers Association; Roseville Firefighters, Local 1592; and Davis Professional Firefighters Association Local 3494.

Oral argument is set for February 26, 2018. We will continue to keep you posted on important developments in this case.

If you have any questions about Janus v. AFSCME or this alert, please contact Gregg Adam at 415.266.1801.