Skip to comments.HIGH COURT DEALS 7-2 BLOW AGAINST SEIU
Posted on 06/21/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT by KansasGirl
Press release from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (AP story below): Washington, DC (June 21, 2012) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today, siding with nonmember California state employees challenging a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) political fee charged to them without notice and opportunity to opt out. The case concludes a prolonged legal challenge affecting some 36,000 California government employees initiated by eight California civil servants who filed a class-action lawsuit with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. In 2005, SEIU officials imposed a special assessment to raise money from all state employees forced to accept union representation as a job condition for a union political fund, regardless of their membership status. The fund was used to defeat four ballot proposals, including one that would have revoked public employee unions special privilege of using forced fees for politics unless an employee consents. Employees who refrained from union membership were given no chance to opt out of paying the SEIUs political assessment.
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Well, it’s not the Healthcare ruling we were looking for, but it’s surely a good ruling and important in it’s own right.
I’m sure Andy Stern and his Thug Brigade are taken aback, not only by the ruling, but the margin. This means that Sotomayor and Ginsberg voted with the conservatives.
A brief moment of clarity in two otherwise addled minds.
They must be the smart ones. ; )
Breyer and Kagan are Pro-Theft!
The biggest story you are going to hear ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT on the Evening News Shows.
This has HUGE implications for the Union funding of Democrat political Campaigns, and everybody knows it. Which is why the Big Media is going to go COMPLETELY SILENT about it.
Great news, but why weren’t these types of lawsuits done many years ago?
Don’t worry over much about their minds.
Their next opinions on the more important rulings WILL blow your (our) minds.
It is all a set up job.
I wouldn't be able to do it.
Glad to see that the union workers can now opt out of this political extortion scheme.
At the USPS membership in the APWU and the Mailhandlers unions are optional. Considering every fall they tell us to shut upo and vote for dems, and the pres of the NPMHU is one of Mumia Jamal’s lovers, this option is a no-brainer for me.
Fox led with this story an hour ago, NPR ignored it.
They’ve been litigating them for decades, and the unions keep violating the laws.
Before this ruling, union members were forced to pay additional fees for democrat campaigns. Many union members weren't democrat, but were forced to fund their campaigns anyway. This does away with that.
Because union members are no longer forced to financially support democrats, their union funding is going to go way down. The dem politicians must be freaking out right now. Union members are free to tell the democrats to stuff it!
so Kagan is even nuttier than Ginsburg.
So will the unions be forced to give the money back?
Breyer and Kagan are the stupid ones. They wanted to continue the status quo, which was to force members to pay the fee.
Ginsburg and Sottomayer are the honest (less stupid) liberals.
Great news! Thanks, KansasGirl...
Any word on health care decisions? http://www.scotusblog.com/cover-it-live/ is still on 6/18 posts.