Justices Hear Arguments Over Mandatory Union Fees

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 9:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed the status of a decades-old precedent that allows public-sector unions to impose fees on nonmembers, during oral arguments over an Illinois regulatory scheme being challenged by home health-care workers.

The workers are asking the high court to nix an Illinois regulatory scheme that requires home-care providers for Medicaid recipients in the state to pay fees to a union for representing their interests before state agencies. And during oral arguments, the workers' attorney William L. Messenger of the National Right To...
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