Right-to-work laws mean that workers have the right to work in a union environment without joining a labor union or paying union dues. In states with right-to-work laws, these workers generally receive the same benefits as union members who do contribute union dues.
Supreme Court Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked on a public sector "fair share" case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, in 2016. The Supreme Court heard a similar case, Janus v. AFSCME, with a decision expected in June 2018.