Ill. Worker Blasts Public Sector Union Fees At High Court

Law360, New York (November 29, 2017, 8:48 PM EST) -- An Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services worker urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a 1977 ruling that affirmed the right of unions to extract fees from public sector workers, calling the ruling “offensive to the First Amendment.”

Worker Mark Janus filed a merits brief in his case, which he took to the high court in June after the Seventh Circuit backed the dismissal of his suit challenging his obligation to pay fees to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...
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