Skip to comments.Supreme Court says union must give notice to nonmembers before collecting dues increase
Posted on 06/21/2012 7:28:32 AM PDT by jakerobins
The Supreme Court says a union must give nonmembers an immediate chance to object to unexpected fee increases that all workers are required to pay in closed-shop situations.
The court on Thursday ruled for Dianne Knox and other nonmembers of the Service Employees International Unions Local 1000, who wanted to object and opt out of a $12 million special assessment the union required from its California public sector members. Knox and others said the union did not give them a legally required notice that the increase was coming.
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How much will this cost Team Obama
ouch , people getting tired of unions using them as a piggy back
7-2 slapdown too! Of course it was the 9th circus that got overturned again.
Its good but too many people are attributing everything to Scott Walker that have been in the works for a while. We’ve made major moves in Michigan over the past couple of years with virtually no notice outside the state.
CNN ducking this anti-union decision as expected, only reporting on FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. ‘indecency’ case ruling in favor of the TV Networks.
Chicken Scotus won’t rule today on Obama Care
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Well, looks like $12 Million less for Jerry Brown’s efforts to drive more business and business people out of the state in an effort to keep his union boss buddies happy.
For those that may have not been following Governor Moonbeam’s latest attempts to complete the conversion of Caliph-phony-a into Zimbabwe-lite, there are now two measures on the November ballot, one to increase our sales tax, one to increase state income taxes. Don’t know the exact details, don’t NEED to know them to know I will vote “NO”, “HELL NO”, or “WTF are you smokin’ Moonbeam?”
Of course, if we vote down these bills, there will be a massive budget shortfall here and they will have to cut teachers, policemen, firemen, and all the other shlubs on the firing lines. Nothing, of course, about the fact that there are probably more do-nothing management types in these areas that could be fired on the spot with nobody ever noticing.
Romney is beating Obama in the polls
You've slapped the caregivers union (SEIU) back
You've turned a deep blue state into reddish-purple
I hope Congress reorganizes the Circuits in early 2013 and splits the current Ninth into pieces, and creates new circuits that require all the judges in the Ninth Circuit to move or to retire.
Sad commentary that the highest court in the land must occupy its time with common sense and/or simple contract law enforcement.
Also a sad commentary on the political power of union thugs.
This ruling has such a major impact, I don't think the USSC will publish their ruling until the last day.
And I don't think it's a "Chicken Scotus". The ruling is likely a very lengthy document that will need careful editing prior to its being released. There is a reason that the rulings are released over several days during the two-week period; that reason is that every one of their documents must have appropriate language and go through multiple markups in the majority opinion and the minority dissenting opinions as well. These edits take a lot of time. The Court is merely getting those that are easier to go through this process out of the way first.
“7-2 slapdown too!”
...and Gisnberg and Sotomayor vote with the majority on this one. Someone please check the temperature of hell.
“Of course, if we vote down these bills, there will be a massive budget shortfall here and they will have to cut teachers, policemen, firemen, and all the other shlubs on the firing lines. Nothing, of course, about the fact that there are probably more do-nothing management types in these areas that could be fired on the spot with nobody ever noticing?
Don’t even get me started on all the Caltrans and City employees I see sitting their fat rears on truck bumpers at job sites.
What in the world would the Justices have to fear?
Nice to see the Wise Latina isn’t competing with Kagan for title as the most liberal Supreme ever to sit on the bench.
Still voted for O-Romney when the time came that we could have gotten a real conservative.
I remain unconvinced.
Heh, from what I can see, Alito’s decision grandfathers all present union members in California their present dues rate.
Unless they consent to the raise, they can’t be forced to pay anything more than they do right now.
This ia brutal decision. Means that the higher inflation gets, the worse off the union.
I don't think they have anything to fear.
Having participated in writing highly technical documents, I have an understanding of the process. There are nine strong-willed individuals here, and to get everyone to agree with the wording; having clerks research and incorporate appropriate past references correctly; etc. I don't think this is anything more than focusing the Court's resources on the easier documents first because these are quicker to resolve.
The Court has been working on these decision documents for some time. If their initial time were spent on the OBAMACARE case, they would drag that out (Parkinson's Law) and other cases wouldn't get ruled on. By taking the easier cases first and continuing to work on the OBAMACARE ruling in the interim, their rate of productivity as measured by the number of cases they decide is higher.
Now if they punt until the next session of the USSC, I will have been proven wrong.
From a purely political perspective, I think delaying til next week is best. If the ruling were today, the news media would focus completely on OBAMACARE and Fast and Furious would receive much less attention. Right now, Fast and Furious is finally in the headlines. And if OBAMACARE comes out next Thursday, and it is an affirmation that it is unconstitutional, there will be another week of publicity negative to the Administration.
Remember that last week the media focused on OBAMA's immigration amnesty; the message was positive for HIM. This week, with Fast and Furious, it's negative. If the USSC rules against, then the message will be negative for him, but also for Democratic congrss-people. After all, the Republicans can say, "See, we were right to vote against it. The Democrats did not allow us to provide input into the bill to make it constitutional."
If the USSC rules in favor, then the U.S. has a real problem, maybe one that we can never recover from.