TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 27, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that state government workers who choose not to join a labor union cannot be compelled to pay a share of union dues, Fox News reports. In the majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that the practice, which only affects government workers, violates the First Amendment. Nearly half of all union members are government employees. Unions say that 5 million government employees in 24 states would be affected by the ruling.