SCOTUS Rules Against SEIU Forcing Non-Members to Pay For Union Political Activities
Labor union membership has been in decline for years, if not decades. And to make up for the decline, unions have been forcing non-members to subsidize union political activities. That practice stops today. From Fox News:
The Supreme Court ruled this morning against the SEIU in a dispute over union dues being used for political causes. The issue stems from a case in California where state workers are forced to pay union dues even if they don’t join the union. Several such workers sued the Service Employees International Union over money that was used on political ads that the individual contributors did not agree with. The court this morning said that unions must give non-members the chance to opt out of paying for political issues.
SEIU, and its step-sibling ACORN, were among Barack Obama’s earliest and most virulent political supporters.Tags: Politics, SCOTUS, unions