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    Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmembers to pay fees.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

    The justices on Monday said collecting the fees violates the First Amendment rights of workers who are not union members.

    The ruling is a financial blow to labor unions that have bolstered their ranks in Illinois and other states by signing up hundreds of thousands of home health care workers.

    The case was brought by a group of Illinois in-home care workers who said they didn't want to pay fees related to collective bargaining. They claimed the "fair share fees" violate their constitutional rights by compelling them to associate with the union.
    This is a win for constitutional rights but a big setback for unions. It looks like "fair share fees" are, by their very nature, unconstitutional.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...ccf_story.html
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    Re: Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmember

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmembers to pay fees.



    This is a win for constitutional rights but a big setback for unions. It looks like "fair share fees" are, by their very nature, unconstitutional.
    Sweet !

    Didn't they side with Hobby lobby too ?

    Someone should start a thread.

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    Re: Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmember

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmembers to pay fees.



    This is a win for constitutional rights but a big setback for unions. It looks like "fair share fees" are, by their very nature, unconstitutional.
    This SCOTUS is really surprising me these days. Excellent ruling.

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    Re: Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmember

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Sweet !

    Didn't they side with Hobby lobby too ?

    Someone should start a thread.
    I don't think the HL decision is in yet.

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    Re: Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmember

    Yayy! Now they get all the benefits and representation that union offers for their employment but they dont have to pay the dues!


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    Re: Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmember

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't think the HL decision is in yet.

    Yea, drudge is reporting HL won.

    5-4 decision.

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    Re: Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmember

    This is a great start to rid our country of union coercion. Countries like Germany and Denmark (among dozens of others) have shown us that you can actually have fully functional unions without coercive membership policies.

    If a union has to force someone to pay them, they're not providing enough added value to be worth the money given.
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    Re: Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmember

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmembers to pay fees.



    This is a win for constitutional rights but a big setback for unions. It looks like "fair share fees" are, by their very nature, unconstitutional.

    Great news! Thanks for posting it.

    California taxpayers pay the SEIU over $60 million in dues each year, collected through the statewide scam of In Home Support Services. Great to see the legislators this evil union purchased years ago won't be allowed the screw the citizens in this state via this method any longer. Or at least one would hope.

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    Re: Supreme Court says public sector union of home care workers can't force nonmember

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yea, drudge is reporting HL won.

    5-4 decision.
    Is he usually right on these things when he reports? I do see it on his site now. I can't find anything else yet on the net.

    I hope Drudge is right!

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