Day: June 19, 2007

Supreme Court slaps public employee unions

Steve BucksteinQuickPoint!

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously last week that public employee unions can’t violate state laws that prohibit them from using non-members’ dues on political campaigns without prior permission. The ruling came in two cases from Washington State where, as in Oregon, the teachers union has been coercing non-members to pay not only for collective bargaining, but also for its political activities.

If you think coercion is too strong a word, that’s what Justice Scalia called it in (more…)

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