Skip to comments.Supreme Court Rules In-Home Personal Care Providers Cannot be Compelled to Pay Union Agency Fees
Posted on 07/01/2014 1:30:23 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg
In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the Supreme Court held in Harris v. Quinn that the First Amendment prohibits the collection of agency fees from in-home personal care providers who do not wish to join or support a union. While the ruling deals a blow to organized labor by prohibiting personal care providers from being required to pay union agency fees, public sector unions dodged an existential threat as the Court stopped short of ruling on all public sector agency fee requirements.
In Illinois and across the nation, personal care providers deliver at-home care for individuals who, for a variety of health reasons, would otherwise require institutional medical care. The federal Medicaid program funds the state-run programsin this case the Illinois Home Services Programthat compensate personal care providers.
In Illinois, SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana was designated the exclusive union representative for home-based, personal care providers in the Illinois Home Services Program and the union entered into a collective bargaining agreement with the state that contained an agency fee provision requiring all bargaining unit members who do not wish to join the union to pay the union a fee for the cost of certain representation activities.
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Democrats & Liberals prefer Collectivism & Socialism.
Huge duh there; the IQ of SCOTUS and USG is scaring me.
Yes, I said IQ. Law is one of the most logical things mankind does; but DC and lawyers have turned it into irrational gibberish.