The new law only applies to public sector labor unions, but contains a carve-out for public sector unions representing police, fire, public safety and corrections workers. Under its terms, such unions are allowed to deduct fees and support various political efforts without the annual informed consent of those they represent. They are also exempt from various reporting requirements imposed on other public sector unions.
(Click here for the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Janus v. Am. Fed’n of State, Cty, and Mun. Employees, which reversed the carve-out for public safety and corrections unions as it relates to paying dues or “agency shop fees” by non-members).