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The justices struck down an Illinois law that required non-union workers to pay fees that go to collective bargaining.
The case was brought by Mark Janus, an Illinois public sector employee, who challenged the fees. He said that because he is a government employee, issues germane to collective bargaining are inherently political. He argued that the First Amendment protected him from having to support such political expression.
American Federation of Teachers $7,901,097 $7,869,555 $6,500 99.9% 0.1%
American Federation of State/Cnty/Munic Employees $5,213,406 $5,194,687 $6,000 99.9% 0.1%
American Federation of Government Employees $3,072,408 $2,924,868 $136,040 95.6% 4.4%
originally posted by: Christosterone
Serious questions for the communist/liberal members of ATS...
Why should a worker be forced to pay union dues if they are not in said union?
If I start a company, own it and run it, am I allowed to decide who works at MY company based upon work related merit and production?
Do I not have a right to fire those whom I pay?
originally posted by: Edumakated
Public sector unions are a scourge because the taxpayer is not in the negotiating room. Politicians are not held accountable for agreeing to absurd union deals. Taxpayers should also not be held hostage financially.
originally posted by: vor78
Its good to see that the Supreme Court got this one right. Non-union workers shouldn't be forced to pay if they don't want, especially when much of the money ends up going to Democrat political campaigns that the workers may not agree with.