March 29, 2016
The Agency Fee Lives… For Now
Government union leaders must have breathed a sigh of relief. A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to overturn a 40-year precedent allowing public-sector labor groups to charge fees even to those who don’t want to join a union. Unions had feared that the court would outlaw these charges, known as agency fees.
Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.