Skip to comments.Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike [Sotomayor votes w/majority!]
Posted on 06/21/2012 7:44:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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 Union's 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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Second most enjoyable is that Sotomayor, the "wise Latina" filed an opinion concurring with the majority. Dissenting were Kagan, Breyer, and Ruth Buzzi.
This could have HUGE implications for Union Funding of Democrat Campaigns...
It’s pronounced Seuter-mayor
If they’d let us opt out of unions entirely, that would be a condition of even greater justice.
Is it possible that Sotomayor actually has some integrity?
I wouldn't go that far.
Don't get carried away, now.
You know, after listening to some of her questioning, I’ve been beginning to wonder whether Zero made a mistake with Sotomayor. Most latinos are far more conservative than even they think. She HAS lived some in the real world, and... she’s never had to argue with conservatives as smart as Roberts and Scalia.
She is smart.. and, proud.. and maybe, a bit more independent than they hoped!
It would not shock me if she votes with the majority on Obamacare AND the Arizona immigration law...
That would be very embarrasing for Obama.
Maybe, she doesn’t.... but, I’m hopeful.
I really find it hard to believe she voted in favor of what was “right” vs “the agenda”...
Perhaps it would have been different if her vote mattered.
It’s why this job is for life....she doesn’t have to worry about “loyalty”.
Of course, this is not a predictor of the health care case...but even so....I bet the obama folks are crapping right now! (and telling themselves feverishly, “this is NOT a predictor...this is NOT a predictor...”)
Is it possible that Sotomayor actually has some integrity?”
I suspect she probably didn’t even know who she voted with, or what the issues were.
She’s probably reading the headlines right and saying, “oh no! I did that?”.
Dumb question....but how could a Union possibly up the fees for “non-members”? Clearly I have under estimated their reach.
I've never worked a job in a union shop, or where there was even a hint of a union, so I'm not as up on this stuff as I would like to be. Are there actually instances where an employee is forced against his or her will to join a union in order to perform a certain job?
If so, what types of jobs are these?
sort of ... the violation was clear and Breyer's dissent was laughable. No wonder she and Ginsburg went with the majority. That said, Sotomayor concurred with the result but not the reasoning. In a less clear-cut case, look for Sotomayor and Ginsburg to side with the union.
There is a lot of sniping between her and Alito in their opinions. I take it that he is not impressed.
If I wanted to work for a company I applied with I HAD to join the IBEW.
This is in a state with no right to work law.
This varies state-by-state and the type of job doesn't matter. If the employees choose to organize in a closed shop state, then it is "join or die." That is why the unions so desperately wanted "card check."
Obamugabe and SEIU, his "national security force... just as powerful, just as well funded" as the US military, will do whatever the hell they want, Supreme Court be damned. It's good to be king, eh?
It does matter because it made the vote 6/3. When the vote is 5/4 it's considered a conservative/liberal split vote and not based on an impartial interpretation of the constitution but on political ideology.
Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part, but I hope she actually is a wise Latina.
Dumb question....but how could a Union possibly up the fees for non-members? Clearly I have under estimated their reach.
In a closed shop, you can opt out of joining the union, but must pay union dues for that portion that represents collective bargaining and representation. You cannot be charged dues for polical activity expenses and some organizing expenses.
The Beck decision supposedly remedied that ,but the Soros elected state AGs and feds are loathe to support that SCOTUS ruling.
Finally, a FReeper who knows the difference between a “closed shop” and an “agency shop”
Thanks much, guys, for the education.
“Is it possible that Sotomayor actually has some integrity?”
Throwaway vote. If it was 4-4 this would have went in favor of the SEIU.
“Its pronounced Seuter-mayor.”
No it is not. It is Sotomayor...as it is spelled. Period.
It is a Spanish name and there is no invention about its pronunciation.
If you tell that to any Spanish speaking person, you will be laughed at as I am laughing now.
“Help me to understand something . . .
I’ve never worked a job in a union shop, or where there was even a hint of a union, so I’m not as up on this stuff as I would like to be. Are there actually instances where an employee is forced against his or her will to join a union in order to perform a certain job?
WELCOME TO MOST OF NJ MY FRIEND!!!..YOU cannot work unless you join a union...Those of us in non-union shops get unionized threats every year..but we just tell them to go away!!
The Kenyan's David Souter?