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SCOTUS Considers Public Union Dues, Freddie Gray Trial Postponed, Obama Preps for State of the Union: P.M. Links

News : Reason

A majority of the Supreme Court justices today appeared critical of the idea that public employee unions can require non-members to pay agency fees to support collective bargaining. The trial of the driver of the police van in the F...

Illinois Gov’t Workers Sue to End Mandatory Union Dues

Media / Accuracy & Ethics : Accuracy in Media

This lawsuit was filed on the heels of Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit to end mandatory union dues for civil servants i.e. public employees, in order to bolster Rauner’s case and possibly deter Rauner from settling out ...

Supreme Court Limits Public Unions' Power To Require Dues

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars

In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the court created a new class of employee called a "partial public employee" and ruled that they could not be compelled to contribute union dues. This is a 'splitting the baby' dec...

Janus-Faced

Industries / Law : Slate: Jurisprudence

On Wednesday night, the Trump administration declared war on public sector unions. In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice reversed its position on the constitutionality of mandatory fees for public employ...

Supreme Court conservatives appear ready to overturn mandatory union fees

Health : LA Times: Health

The Supreme Court's conservative justices signaled Monday they are ready to deal a severe defeat to public employee unions by striking down mandatory fees paid by teachers and other public employees in about half the nation. The ide...

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