June 30, 2014

Public Sector Unions Slapped by Supremes

The legislators who passed these laws should aso be forced to pay restitution and interest for the dues forcibly removed from these health care workers paychecks.

From the Washington Free Beacon:
The Supreme Court ruling that struck down coercive union membership among Illinois home health workers could cost unions tens of millions of dollars, according to labor observers.

The court ruled 5-4 that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D.) violated the First Amendment when he forced home health care workers, many of whom were caring for sick family members, to pay union dues. The ruling will impact the SEIU and AFSCME, the two unions that earned millions from the scheme, according to Paul Kersey of the Illinois Policy Institute.

“There’s $20 million a year they are used to getting from home care people and [home] daycare people and they won’t be receiving that soon,” he said. “This should bring an end to that.”

[...]The decision could strike a devastating blow to national labor groups, despite the fact that home health care workers in Illinois paid as little as $30 a month to the unions, according to Semmens.

“We’ve estimated that there are as many as half a million people who aren’t state employees being called state employees for the purpose of paying dues,” he said.

The National Right to Work Committee said that the Harris fight was the beginning, rather than the end of its push to end coercive public sector unionism.


LL said...

Imagine a world where people are forced to pay a union in order to care for their aged parents? Incredible evil.

sig94 said...

LL - exactly. The parasitical relationship between unions and politicians must be eliminated.

Yes, yes - same thing goes for businesses and politicians.