National Coverage of the Administrative Order to Implement Janus

On September 26, 2019, the Governor of Alaska issued an administrative order to rectify the unconstitutionality of the current dues deduction process for union membership and restore the First Amendment rights of our state employees. Based on the recommendations from the Attorney General’s legal opinion, the administrative order directs the Commissioner of Administration to create a new system that will ensure state employees are not coerced into union membership and that they know their rights when electing to pay money to a union.

This is a huge, positive step toward protecting the First Amendment rights of our public servants, and it has received attention from across the country. The following list compiles news coverage and will be updated regularly.


For more information on the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision, check out these resources. Photo of Governor Dunleavy at the press conference on Administrative Order 312. Photo by Governor Dunleavy, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.