SCOTUS agrees to hear Janus case on fair share fees

COLUMBUS – September 28, 2017 – The following statement can be attributed to Ohio Education Association President, Becky Higgins:

“The decision today by the US Supreme Court to hear arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME is part of a long-standing effort by wealthy special interests to tilt the playing field even more in their favor by weakening unions that give working people a path to the middle class and provide economic stability to the communities in which we live. An adverse ruling could also hurt Ohio’s public schools by diminishing the ability of educators to advocate for learning conditions and curricula that best serve the needs of the students.”

The Ohio Education Association ( represents 124,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities

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