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June 30, 2014


Public Sector Union Can't Make Nonmembers Pay

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Illinois home-based care workers can't be forced to pay dues to a union they don't want to join, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"The court, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, said the aides, who provide care to the disabled, weren't full-fledged public employees even though they are paid for their work by the state. Because of that status, the workers couldn't be required to pay fees to a public-sector union."

"The high court avoided the broadest possible ruling in the case. It declined a request by the challengers to overrule past Supreme Court precedent that allowed public-sector unions to collect fees from non-members."












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