WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a blow to organized labor, ruling that non-members cannot be forced in certain states to pay fees to unions representing public employees such as teachers and police, shutting off a key union revenue source.

On a 5-4 vote powered by the court’s conservative majority, the justices overturned a 1977 Supreme Court precedent that had allowed the so-called agency fees that are collected from millions of non-union workers in lieu of union dues to fund non-political activities like collective bargaining.

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9 thoughts on “U.S. Supreme Court rules against unions over non-member fees

  1. This Supreme Court is proving to be another tool for Donald Trump and company. As far as the union issue is concerned, the non-members could be excluded from the union contract and left to fend for themselves with contract negotiations.

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    • That would be appropriate. Although, it could open up other legal issues concerning existing collective bargaining agreements. Also, I’m not sure if union leaders would want to do that. Thanks, John.

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  2. I think labor laws are somewhat different up here. If I apply for a job in a union shop and get it, I must join the union. I don’t have to work there, but if I do, I become a union member.

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