Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Fees Dispute

Supreme Court rules against mandatory union fees in Janus v. AFSCME.

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As of Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 ruling on Janus v. AFSCME that non-members cannot be forced to pay fees to unions representing public employees such as teachers, firefighters, and police. The ruling overturns a 1977 Supreme Court precedent from Abood v. Detroit Board of Education that has permitted agency fees collected from workers who opt not to join unions but benefit from union activities, such as collective bargaining. For more details on the verdict and what this means for unions, click here to read on. 

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