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4 Things To Watch After The High Court's Body Blow To Labor

Law360 (June 27, 2018, 10:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's declaration Wednesday that requiring public-sector workers to pay unions “fair share” fees to cover the costs of bargaining dealt organized labor a stinging loss, and has observers wondering about potential challenges to unions' exclusive representation rights as well as whether the ruling's impact will carry over into the private sector.

In a 5-4 decision that split the court along ideological lines, the court’s conservative wing, led by Justice Samuel Alito, upheld Illinois state worker Mark Janus' bid to overturn the standard set in a 1977 ruling known as Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which allowed public...

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