Compelled Unionism in the Private Sector After Janus: Why Unions Should Not Profit from Dissenting Employees, 70 Cath. U. L. Rev. 677 (2021)

This Note discusses the need for protection of private-sector employees from compulsory union fees. In doing so, the Note examines the impact of the 2018 landmark labor case Janus v. AFSCME, and why its holding should be extended to private-sector employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act. Ms. Bonafede argues that compelling private-sector employees to subsidize union agendas to which they disagree violates their First Amendment free speech rights. 

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Giovanna R. Bonafede is an Associate Attorney at Praemia Law, PLLC. Ms. Bonafede is available at 703-399-3603 and