Illinois state employee Mark Janus stands outside of the U.S. Supreme Court after the decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society are speaking out against the Supreme Court ruling on public unions, as organized labor groups face political pressure across the country. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that nonunion government employees cannot be made to pay fees to public sector unions. Though this ruling does not directly impact private sector unions, both Actors’ Equity and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society saw it as an attack on any kind of unionization. “Today, the Supreme Court issued a decision that is a blatant attempt to take away the freedom of working people to…

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