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Supreme Court Deals Big Setback To Unions

KCBS Radio Morning News
June 27, 2018 - 7:16 am

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.

The justices are scrapping a 41-year-old decision that had allowed states to require that public employees pay some fees to unions that represent them, even if the workers choose not to join.

The 5-4 decision Wednesday fulfills a longtime wish of conservatives to get rid of the so-called fair share fees that non-members pay to unions in roughly two dozen states.