Supreme Court to Finally Decide Fate of ‘Fair Share’ Union Dues

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of an Illinois government worker opposed to paying “fair share” union dues, employers await a decision that may upend 41-year-old precedent and strike a blow to unions that represent public-sector employees. The Court is set to hear arguments on February 26 in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Counsel 31. The case challenges a union’s ability to collect what’s known as “fair share” or “agency” fees from employees who don’t belong to a union and are covered under union-negotiated contracts. Those opposed to the fees say they shouldn’t have to pay fees to a union they don’t belong to or want to support. They are calling on the Court to overrule the 1977 Abood v. Detroit Board of Education decision, which allows unions to collect from nonmembers the portion of dues used to cover the costs of negotiating…

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