7th Circ. Won't Grant Cert. To Union Fee Challengers

Law360, New York (October 12, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday upheld a district court’s denial of class certification to a group of home health care workers challenging union fees charged to nonmembers, saying there was no evidence of a common class injury.

The panel affirmed a 2016 ruling by U.S. District Judge Manish Shah, calling the workers' First Amendment arguments in their case against the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois & Indiana “shaky” and saying the class certification request was fatally wounded by potential conflicts between class members who oppose...
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