The Supreme Court has ruled against public sector unions in the case of Janus v. AFSCME. The court said that employees cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions. CNBC’s Tucker Higgins reports:
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.
“Compelling individuals to mouth support for views they find objectionable violates that cardinal constitutional command, and in most contexts, any such effort would be universally condemned,” wrote Justice Samuel Alito, who authored the court’s opinion in the case, Janus v. AFSCME.
The case, one of the most hotly anticipated of the term, is the second in two days to hand a major victory to conservatives, following Tuesday’s holding by the court that President Donald Trump’s travel ban is constitutional.
Some experts have said that a holding in favor of Janus would be the most significant court decision affecting collective bargaining in decades.
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The case is one more step toward ensuring all Americans have the Right to Work. Read more about the Right to Work campaign here, and see if your state is a Right to Work state by visiting the Richardcyoung.com Liberty & Freedom map.
If progressives had won the White House in 2016, or the Senate, Americans may not have had such a desirable outcome. Conservatives must maintain control of the House and Senate in 2018.