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    Default Justices Deal Blow to Public Unions

    Supreme Court rules unions need advance OK for extra dues - latimes.com
    In the California case, the SEIU said it gave employees an annual notice of the dues and what share would go to supporting the union and what share would go to politics. Its leaders maintained they were not required to send a mid-year notice at the time of the special assessment in 2005.

    The U.S. 9thCircuit Court of Appeals had agreed with the union in a 2-1 decision, but the Supreme Court disagreed in Knox vs. SEIU.

    In a strongly worded opinion, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said the union had a duty to seek approval from the dissenting members before using their dues money for the special political fund.

    "This aggressive use of power by the SEIU to collect fees from nonmembers is indefensible,” he wrote. “Even a full refund would not undo the violation of 1stAmendment rights.… Therefore, when a public-sector union imposes a special assessment or dues increase, the unions must provide a fresh … notice and may not exact any funds from nonmembers without their affirmative consent.”

    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy and Clarence Thomas agreed. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed, but did not join Alito’s opinion.
    Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed too?
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    Default Re: Justices Deal Blow to Public Unions

    I don't see where this is such a bad thing. I don't blame anyone for not wanting their dues going to political actions that are against their beliefs.

    Its kind of like the Catholic church having to provide contraceptives to it's employees.

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    Default Re: Justices Deal Blow to Public Unions

    I have the same feelings 2631. I contribute to D.R.I.V.E. and always have. It is my choice to do so.

 

 

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