Supreme Court Deals Blow to Public Unions
In a decision observers say is a major setback for the U.S. labor movement, the country’s top court concluded today that public worker unions can’t compel nonmembers to pay collective bargaining fees. The ruling overturns a 41-year-old decision and represents a victory for conservatives who’d wanted to scrap “fair share fees” currently featured in two dozen states. Those dues are a critical source of income and political influence for unions. “Big loss for the coffers of the Democrats!” President Trump tweeted.