Posts Tagged ‘union fees’

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 »

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge of California Teacher Union Fee

Ruling Will Affect All Public Employee Unions The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments about the validity of a fee the California Teachers Association (CTA) charges nonunion members to cover the cost of representing them in contract negotiations. In the case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, 10 California teachers and the Christian Educators Association […]

15 Jan 16 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court Knocks Down Union Fees in Limited Decision

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Illinois state homecare workers who do not want to join or support a union can’t be forced to pay compulsory union dues. In Harris v. Quinn, a 5-4 Court ruled that the compulsory union dues were a violation of First Amendment free speech rights. The Court’s ruling […]

1 Jul 14 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »