Supreme Court sounds like it’s digging a grave for public sector unions

Judging by oral arguments, the Supreme Court appeared ready to deal a major blow to the power and clout of organized labor as it considers the free speech rights of government workers who say they shouldn’t be forced to pay fees to public-sector unions.

The conservative justices seemed inclined to overrule a four-decade old precedent that allows public-sector unions to collect mandatory fees from non-members to cover collective bargaining costs.

A group of California public school teachers claims these “fair share” fees violate the First Amendment rights of workers who disagree with the union’s positions.

Source: High court seems skeptical of mandatory public union fees