The cases pending before courts around the country fall into a few general categories. “Clawback” cases like the one in Illinois seek the refund of past union dues. Others seek to end time limits on when objecting employees can withdraw from unions, or to challenge unions’ right to exclusively negotiate with employers on workers’ behalf.
Those lawsuits, experts said, could amplify the impact Janus has on union membership rolls and coffers. Though some union officials had planned for a substantial hit in the wake of the high court’s ruling, that isn’t evidenced so far in unions’ public disclosures.