Supreme Court case regarding the constitutionality of mandatory public sector union fees to be heard on Monday

DAILY CALLER: The Supreme Court Monday will hear one the signature cases of its current term, a challenge to the constitutionality of mandatory public sector union fees.

Though officially a First Amendment question, the case is the apex of a decades-long dispute about the power of public sector unions and their Democratic patrons, as millions of government employees are required by law to pay union dues. As such, the dispute has decidedly partisan implications.

Some observers fear a ruling against the union would deal a deathblow to the political and financial influence of organized labor, prompting charges that the lawsuit is a poorly concealed Republican attack on a powerful liberal constituency.

Rebecca Friedrichs, a school teacher from California, sued her union over the mandatory fees. Her case reached the Supreme Court in 2016, though Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death prevented its definitive resolution.

“I’m a middle class citizen speaking out on my own behalf,” she told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “I’ve lost a lot to fight this battle and I’m not anybody’s pawn.”  READ MORE

6 Comments on Supreme Court case regarding the constitutionality of mandatory public sector union fees to be heard on Monday

  1. Whats to hear? It’s cut and dried as they are unconstitutional and illegal and should never have been allowed in the first place!

  2. If SCOTUS rules in favour of the plaintiff I’m not sure that would signal the end of union political power. I’m sure a lot of members would tear up their cards and walk away and there’d be no more closed shops and getting people to sign up would be tougher but enough people would stay with the union to make it a still formidable force for a few more years. The end will truly start to come when individual raises based on a persons performance starts to outstrip the union negotiated benefits.

  3. When unions lose this unConstitutional income to bribe Democrats they will suffer. They will lose clout and will not be able to emplace rules that protect derelict teachers. Awesome reforms will be possible. MAGA!


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