On August 27, 2019, the Alaska Attorney General released a detailed legal opinion regarding implementation of the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Supreme Court decision. The full legal opinion is available to read here, and the Governor’s statement is here. As the first state to move toward full implementation of the Janus ruling, the AG opinion is receiving attention both in Alaska and throughout the country. Below is a list of news coverage that will be updated regularly.
- “Alaska attorney general says state can’t rely on unions for membership reporting under Janus v. AFSCME decision” by Marc E. Fitch for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy on September 3, 2019
- “Will Alaska be the First State to Get Janus Rights Right?” by Jacob Huebert in In Defense of Liberty on September 3, 2019
- “Alaska AG Calls for Opt-In Govt. Unions” by Yuichiro Kakutani in The Washington Free Beacon on September 2, 2019
- “Alaska AG: State needs ‘significant’ changes to better comply with Janus vs. AFSCME ruling” by Bethany Blankley in The Center Square on August 28, 2019
- “Alaska Moves to Comply With Supreme Court on Deducting Union Dues” by Kevin Mooney in The Daily Signal on August 28, 2019
- “Workers for Opportunity Praises Alaska AG for Protecting Public Sector Workers First Amendment Rights” by Morgan Shields for Workers for Opportunity on August 28, 2019
- “Alaska Protects Public Sector Workers’ First Amendment Rights” by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy on August 28, 2019
- “A conversation with Mark Janus” by Suzanne Downing in Must Read Alaska on August 27, 2019
- “Key Takeaways from the AG Opinion on Janus v. AFSCME” by Melodie Bowler for Alaska Policy Forum on August 27, 2019
For more information on the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision, check out these resources.