Jacobin: Comparing Janus v AFSCME and Hill v SEIU

November 17, 2017

On November 13, the US Supreme Court threw out a case that would have ended public-sector unions entirely. Unlike Janus v AFSCME — the other anti-union case that SCOTUS is hearing — Hill v SEIU wasn’t just a challenge to fair-share fees […]

Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Mandatory Fees to Unions

October 1, 2017

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a case that could deal a crushing blow to organized labor. In the labor case, the court will consider whether public-sector unions may require workers who are not members to help pay for collective […]

Supreme Court, New Term Near, to Hear Challenge to Unions

September 28, 2017

Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent govern-ment workers. After the justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar […]

Unions Come Into the Justices’ Cross Hairs, Again

June 12, 2017

If Justice Neil Gorsuch votes with the court’s more conservative members, which seems likely, millions of government workers in more than 20 states could be allowed to opt out of paying for collective bargaining, depriving unions of vast sums […]

Gilman: Why the Supreme Court Matters for Workers

November 1, 2016

“Donald Trump touts that as president he would be good for American workers,” writes Michelle Gilman in The San Francisco Chronicle. “The candidates did not, however, address the Supreme Court’s substantial impact on the workplace […]

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