Justices To Review Law On Unions’ Payroll Deductions

Law360, New York (March 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over an Idaho state law that blocks school districts and local government employers from deducting a portion of union members’ paychecks to fund union political efforts.

The court granted the petition for certiorari by Idaho on Monday. The state is trying to uphold its version of the Voluntary Contributions Act. The federal law was passed in 2003 after drawing support from “right to work” advocates in Idaho and other states.

But the Idaho Education Association, a...
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