Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Free-riderdom isn't free

Well, OK, maybe it is a little bit moreso now.
The Supreme Court dealt a limited blow to organized labor on Monday by ruling that some government employees did not have to pay any fees to the unions representing them. But the court declined to strike down a decades-old precedent that required many public sector workers to pay union fees. Writing for the 5-to-4 majority, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. concluded that there was a category of government employees — a partial public employee — who can opt out of joining a union and not be required to contribute union fees.
Not quite as bad as it could have been, from the looks of it. 

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