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My Predictions on Public Employee (State Jobs) and Unions

An old case, Abood, holds that unions can require nonunion members to pay their fair share of union dues because they benefit from the union negotiating for them. Abood said this applies to public sector jobs like state jobs.  Abood v. Detroit Bd. Of Ed., 431 U.S. 209, 232 (1977). Specifically, Abood says a state may allow public sector unions to charge nonunion members fees “insofar as the service charges are applied to collective-bargaining, contract administration, and grievance-adjustment purposes.” 431 U.S. at 232. However, the Supreme Court recently suggested the opposite. In Harris v Quinn 573 U.S. (2014) the court held that the First Amendment prohibits a State      Read more…