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    Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    This is a huge blow for the DNC! It was a dirty way for them to extort money from union members and I stood up and cheered when I heard it. The reason this is so important is that unions were raising dues during election cycles in order to fund democrat candidates.

    The Supreme Court says a union must give nonmembers an immediate chance to object to unexpected fee increases that all workers are required to pay in closed-shop situations.
    The court on Thursday ruled for Dianne Knox and other nonmembers of the Service Employees International Union's Local 1000, who wanted to object and opt out of a $12 million special assessment the union required from its California public sector members. Knox and others said the union did not give them a legally required notice that the increase was coming.
    The union, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said the annual notice that the union gives was sufficient. The high court disagreed in a 7-2 judgment written by Justice Samuel Alito.


    Read more: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike | Fox News
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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    All I can say is - give it a big standing "O".

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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    What? How can unions charge ANY fees to non-member employees? Is this saying that non-members must pay SOME union dues, but not others? I am very confused by this story. Can someone help explain this?
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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What? How can unions charge ANY fees to non-member employees? Is this saying that non-members must pay SOME union dues, but not others? I am very confused by this story. Can someone help explain this?
    Its called agency fee in a closed shop. It is where nonmembers pay for the benefits of collective bargaining if the job is covered in under the union contract.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    This is a huge blow for the DNC! It was a dirty way for them to extort money from union members and I stood up and cheered when I heard it. The reason this is so important is that unions were raising dues during election cycles in order to fund democrat candidates.

    The Supreme Court says a union must give nonmembers an immediate chance to object to unexpected fee increases that all workers are required to pay in closed-shop situations.
    The court on Thursday ruled for Dianne Knox and other nonmembers of the Service Employees International Union's Local 1000, who wanted to object and opt out of a $12 million special assessment the union required from its California public sector members. Knox and others said the union did not give them a legally required notice that the increase was coming.
    The union, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said the annual notice that the union gives was sufficient. The high court disagreed in a 7-2 judgment written by Justice Samuel Alito.


    Read more: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike | Fox News
    The political part of the analysis in the OP is probably not worth paying attention, however I agree with the SC on this one.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlhdtodd View Post
    Its called agency fee in a closed shop. It is where nonmembers pay for the benefits of collective bargaining if the job is covered in under the union contract.
    Thank you. WOW. Taxation without representation at its finest. I am glad that Texas is a right to work state. So a non-union employee is the same as a union employee except that ONLY the union employee votes in union matters? This sounds like an INSANE system. The SCOTUS should have made the whole whacky scheme illegal, as it violates equal protection, forcing you to accept union "taxation" as a condidtion of employement. I suppose if people feel the need for adding another layer of "gov't" at work it is their business, but I would NEVER allow that to be mandatory for any new hire, especially for a "public" position that is already a "gov't" job.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    The 7-2 judgment is heartening too, only the two most extreme left wing activist judges couldn't see the problem with this.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    labor donations to the DNC are not going to matter anymore cuz of the US Supreme Court ruling of the Citizens United case...


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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    labor donations to the DNC are not going to matter anymore cuz of the US Supreme Court ruling of the Citizens United case...
    I don't see the correlation .

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    Re: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I don't see the correlation .


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