Supreme Court deals blow to unions by rejecting mandatory fees

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT has decided that government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI
NEW YORK - A divided U.S. Supreme Court said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees in a ruling that affects 5 million workers and deals a heavy blow to the labor movement. The 5-4 decision overturns a 1977 Supreme Court ruling that had let public-sector unions collect so-called agency fees…
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