US Supreme Court decision in favour of workers and free speech vs unions

Sinc mentioned this is passing last week, and in case people missed it, a step in the right direction.

Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsidize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object to the positions the union takes in collective bargaining and related activities. We conclude that this arrangement violates the free speech rights of nonmembers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.

A state law (Wisconsin?) which ended compulsory payment of public service union dues had a huge impact on the effectiveness of the Democrat Party ground game in that state.

Background with recent history of unionism and stats.

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10 Responses to US Supreme Court decision in favour of workers and free speech vs unions

  1. v_maet

    This is one of the biggest reasons of the need for a Trump presidency.

    Gorsuch and the replacement of Kennedy (and Ginsburg when she finally croaks it and maybe Breyer too) will mean SCOTUS will be set up to make the right calls for decades.

  2. Mother Lode

    Individuals over vested political interests.

    It is like waking up from and shaking your head after a nightmare.

    Sadly for us, it is not our heads.

    Just our nightmare.

    I assume the Left in the US is describing this as a ripping up of First Amendment freedoms.

  3. Egor

    Yeah, unless another Roberts gets in under the radar. In a triumph of statist logic he had to declare Obamacare a “tax” for it to get up.

  4. Dr Fred Lenin

    It’s not fair. Depriving the comrades of OPM to steal and use to further the aims of one world unelected u.n communist fascists government Gaia knows where a lot of elites would be in Australia if it weren’t for compulsory unionism ,it would destroy socialist society if the “loiders ” never ad the wukkas money at their disposal . That bloody Trump again ,changing the world to suit the workers ,bastard!never a thought for those born to rule .

  5. Australian unions need to teach the US unions about superannuation and how they also need to commence an ‘Industry Superannuation’ fund/s and grow the necessary Democrat Party (Labor) funding coffers.

  6. Boambee John

    v_maet

    The Demorats have already announced their solution. Once they regain power, they will establish multiple new Supreme Court justice positions and stack them with “their” people.

  7. Jonesy

    The scum wanted to try bringing in agency fees here…Had a brilliant plan at my place of employment…whatever union negotiated I would get a better deal. If union wanted the same…hand goes out for agency fee equivalent to every ticketed employee in the workplace.

  8. Zatara

    I assume the Left in the US is describing this as a ripping up of First Amendment freedoms.

    In the DNC’s depressing 4th of July eulogy:

    “Everywhere we look, our most fundamental values are under attack. Thousands of children have been separated from their parents at our southern border. At our highest court, workers’ rights are being taken away, voting rights are under assault, Muslim Americans are being discriminated against for their faith, and women’s right to choose is under threat like never before.

    The thousand children bit is a leftover from Obama, purging voter roles of the dead is now “assaulting voting rights”, he pulled the muslim American thing right out his bum, and yeah, babies rights to exist are going to be lauded over wimmins rights to chose.

  9. JohnA

    bemused #2754670, posted on July 4, 2018, at 3:17 pm

    Australian unions need to teach the US unions about superannuation and how they also need to commence an ‘Industry Superannuation’ fund/s and grow the necessary Democrat Party (Labor) funding coffers.

    Go and wash your mouth out with soap!

    DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT give the US unions any such ideas.

  10. JohnL

    According to one study (using a slightly different data set than the one graphed above), only 10.8 percent of public sector workers were unionized in 1960; in 1962, after action by John F. Kennedy to unionize the federal government, 24.3 percent were. In 1970, 32 percent were, and by 1976, more than 40 percent were. In two years, the rate doubled; in a decade, it tripled; in 16 years, it quadrupled.

    Basically, the federal government (through Kennedy’s Executive Order 10988) started allowing employees to unionize, and state and local governments followed suit.

    I was always wondering what was the legacy JFK left, apart from that been shot and was a good fucker. So now I know one more.
    Could someone add to it?

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