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General News    H3'ed 6/27/18

Supreme Court deals major blow to public employee labor unions

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A deeply divided Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the nation's public employee unions Wednesday that likely will result in a loss of money, members and political muscle. About 5 million workers could be affected by the ruling, which overrules the court's 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education — those who pay dues or 'fair-share' fees to unions in 23 states where public employees can be forced to contribute. Workers in 27 states cannot be forced to join or pay unions.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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