Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch holds the key in an upcoming landmark case before the Court. There has been an ongoing battle against labor unions that can force non-members to pay dues, regardless. Government unions are one of the biggest users of this money that is taken from all employee paychecks. It is well known that the Democrat party receives a majority of union financial support. That does not represent the views of all employees. With Justice Gorsuch now voting, this next vote will be another good indication of the new Justice’s leanings. Stay tuned for developments and read the rest of the article here.
As Written and Reported By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:
Justice Neil Gorsuch is expected to cast the deciding vote Monday in one of the landmark cases of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term, a challenge to the constitutionality of mandatory union fees.
Over five-million government employees are required by law to pay dues to public-sector unions. The Supreme Court has closely divided over the legality of forced dues in the recent past, so Gorsuch, as the newest justice, likely holds the decisive fifth vote in Monday’s case.
Under a 1977 Supreme Court precedent called Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, labor bosses are allowed to collect compulsory dues, or fair-share fees, from public employees since union negotiators represent all government workers for purposes of collective bargaining — even if they are not union members.
Abood forbids the union from using fair-share fees for political purposes like electioneering. Critics of the decision, mostly judicial conservatives and libertarians, say this prohibition is meaningless, as most activity associated with collective bargaining is deeply political. Therefore, they claim, the fair-share regime violates the free speech and association rights of dissenting workers, made to subsidize an organization with which they disagree……
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