NEWS: Supreme Court rules nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions

In a 5-4 ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public-sector unions, as reported by CNBC. Justice Samuel Alito, who authored the court’s opinion for the Janus case, wrote that avoiding free-riders “is not a compelling interest,” as there are many private organizations with the same objective of influencing government actions who also benefit nonmembers. Writing the dissenting opinion for the case, Justice Elena Kagan argued that public sector unions will lose a secure source of funding and that the decision “will have large-scale consequences.”

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