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Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike [Sotomayor votes w/majority!]
Fox News ^ | 6/21/12

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: losers; payback; seiu; sotomayor; thugs; uniondues; unions
The most enjoyable part of this ruling is that the SEIU thugs lost.

Second most enjoyable is that Sotomayor, the "wise Latina" filed an opinion concurring with the majority. Dissenting were Kagan, Breyer, and Ruth Buzzi.

1 posted on 06/21/2012 7:44:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

This could have HUGE implications for Union Funding of Democrat Campaigns...


2 posted on 06/21/2012 7:46:54 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s pronounced Seuter-mayor


3 posted on 06/21/2012 7:48:22 AM PDT by Mustang Driver
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To: SoFloFreeper

If they’d let us opt out of unions entirely, that would be a condition of even greater justice.


4 posted on 06/21/2012 7:48:24 AM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is it possible that Sotomayor actually has some integrity?


5 posted on 06/21/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT by jimbobfoster
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To: jimbobfoster
Is it possible that Sotomayor actually has some integrity?

I wouldn't go that far.

6 posted on 06/21/2012 7:52:22 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: jimbobfoster
Is it possible that Sotomayor actually has some integrity?

Don't get carried away, now.

7 posted on 06/21/2012 7:52:22 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: tcrlaf

interesting....

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.


8 posted on 06/21/2012 7:52:50 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SoFloFreeper
". . . Ruth Buzzi."

I thought that was Darth Bader Ginsberg. :)
9 posted on 06/21/2012 7:53:02 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: jimbobfoster

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.


10 posted on 06/21/2012 7:53:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jimbobfoster

It’s why this job is for life....she doesn’t have to worry about “loyalty”.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 8:08:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SoFloFreeper

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...”)


12 posted on 06/21/2012 8:10:38 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: jimbobfoster

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?”.


13 posted on 06/21/2012 8:12:19 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dumb question....but how could a Union possibly up the fees for “non-members”? Clearly I have under estimated their reach.


14 posted on 06/21/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by mad puppy (Not my first choice, but I will vote for Mitt over Obama any time.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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?

If so, what types of jobs are these?

15 posted on 06/21/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: SoFloFreeper
[Sotomayor votes w/majority!]

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.

16 posted on 06/21/2012 8:16:51 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

YES!

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.


17 posted on 06/21/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by cableguymn (If your policies are pushing the economy in to headwinds.. TURN YOUR POLICY AROUND!)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
"Closed shops" have a mandatory union membership requirement to work there and "agency shops" require you to pay for the collective bargaining costs incurred by the union even if you do not join. In the agency shop you have to be on your toes to be sure your fees do not go towards the union's political causes.

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."

18 posted on 06/21/2012 8:20:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: SoFloFreeper
To quote the reprehensible President Andrew Jackson: "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!"

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?

19 posted on 06/21/2012 8:23:26 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: MrB
Perhaps it would have been different if her vote mattered.

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.

20 posted on 06/21/2012 8:27:56 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blue state sickness must not be rewarded)
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To: mad puppy

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.

21 posted on 06/21/2012 8:30:43 AM PDT by CMAC51
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To: cableguymn

The Beck decision supposedly remedied that ,but the Soros elected state AGs and feds are loathe to support that SCOTUS ruling.


22 posted on 06/21/2012 8:31:05 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
If I recall correctly, "Beck Rights" gives the employee the right to opt out of having a portion of their dues used for Union-designated political actions. "Paycheck Protection" gives the employee the right to opt in. Under Beck, you put a big target on your back if you exercise your option, putting you at risk of thuggery. You are in an easily identified minority, as the default condition is to support all the Union political positions.
23 posted on 06/21/2012 8:44:07 AM PDT by RhoTheta ("We're from the Government, and we're here to help you ... NOT")
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To: NonValueAdded

Finally, a FReeper who knows the difference between a “closed shop” and an “agency shop”


24 posted on 06/21/2012 8:47:48 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms for the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: NonValueAdded; cableguymn
Sounds like a racket.

Thanks much, guys, for the education.

25 posted on 06/21/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: jimbobfoster

“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.


26 posted on 06/21/2012 10:10:36 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Mustang Driver

“It’s 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.


27 posted on 06/21/2012 10:40:42 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

“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!!


28 posted on 06/21/2012 11:36:05 AM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"[Sotomayor votes w/majority!]"

The Kenyan's David Souter?


29 posted on 06/21/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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