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Mandatory Public Union Fees Are Constitutional, SG Says

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 7:07 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court was right when it ruled in 1977 that public employers could require workers to help cover some union costs, the U.S. solicitor general said recently, urging the high court to reject home care providers' challenge to an Illinois regulatory scheme requiring them to pay union fees.

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. threw his weight behind Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, and other respondents on Dec. 30, lodging an amicus brief pushing for affirmance of a Seventh Circuit...
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