The 2018 Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which held that public sector employees don’t have to pay their fair share into unions if they’re not members, severely weakened unions. This hurts American workers across the economy (even in non-union jobs). Requiring state governments to allow workers to unionize and negotiate with their unions will help many public servants negotiate for better pay, hours and benefits.
The Janus decision was properly decided as a First Amendment issue: public sector employees shouldn’t be compelled to pay dues to a union which in turn uses those funds to advocate for political positions (both related and unrelated to their members’ day-to-day jobs) that they vehemently disagree with. Even labor-friendly FDR opposed collective bargaining by public sector unions.