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5 things to know about Illinois state government employee Mark Janus — and his Supreme Court victory

5 things to know about Illinois state government employee Mark Janus — and his Supreme Court victory

Mark Janus is an Illinois state government non-union employee who didn’t want to fork over union fees and became the face — and name — of a lawsuit that made its way to the nation’s highest court.

And on Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court not only sided with him, but handed Gov. Bruce Rauner a political victory at the same time.

Some background: Janus joined a lawsuit initially filed by Rauner against American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, balking at paying so-called “fair share” fees that are collected from every state worker for collective bargaining and other work the union does on behalf of all employees in the workplace.

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