Posts Tagged ‘public sector employers’

High Court Ruling Affects Public-Sector Unions

In a landmark 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a system requiring nonunion public workers to pay what are called “fair share” or “agency” union fees, holding that such fees violate the First Amendment. This highly watched labor case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has broad implications for 23 […]

5 Jul 18 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

High Court Deadlocks on Union Fee Case

In a one sentence ruling, a deadlocked United States Supreme Court upheld a system allowing public employers to require nonunion public workers to pay what are called “fair share” union fees. With the recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, there was no deciding vote to break the 4-4 tie. This highly watched labor case is […]

29 Mar 16 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »