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Supreme Court Rules Mandatory Union Dues Violate Free Speech Rights of Public Employees - Government Practice News

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Posted on: Aug 16, 2018

From the ABA Journal:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 recently that requiring public employees to pay union dues for collective bargaining violates their free speech rights under the First Amendment.

The New York Times and the Washington Post both describe the decision in Janus v. AFSCME as “a major blow” for public-sector unions.

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote the majority opinion.

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