Skip to comments.Supreme Court ruling on union dues could cost SEIU millions in payback
Posted on 07/01/2014 8:46:23 AM PDT by jazusamo
One of the nation's most powerful labor unions could face a costly onslaught of lawsuits seeking tens of millions of dollars in dues, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the money was collected improperly, legal experts said.
In a ruling Monday, the high court held that Service Employees International Union cannot force people who care for loved ones to be union members and deduct dues from the government checks of those they care for. The practice has gone on for several years in a handful of states, creating a lucrative stream of cash for the powerful labor organization, which represents more than 2 million workers and takes in about $300 million per year.
The whole point of the decision was that the folks milked by the SEIU werent really public employees and should not be forced to pay union dues at all," said Hans Bader, senior attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute. "So they should be able to sue for refund of their compelled union dues back as far as the statute of limitations will allow.
It could have a large effect, he added.
Paul Kersey, an attorney and director of labor policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, which represented plaintiff Pamela Harris in Harris v. Quinn, acknowledged the next step may be to recoup dues.
"Its something that we are looking at, Kersey said. Were pleased with the decision and are definitely looking at possible options going forward.
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He must take a lot of jabs for his name. :-)
He must take a lot of jabs for his name.
Charles Bronson in DW?
Death Wish, Charles Bronson—Paul Kersey
I saw that movie so long ago that I don’t recognize the character’s name.
Their victims are suing the SEIU for more than $34 million here in Michigan alone.
getting the mob to pay back their ill gotten union dues money, good luck with that.
They would rob the Widows and Orphans Fund????
I’m hoping it’s in the hundreds of millions.
Every now and then we get some good news to brighten our day!
That’s great, hopefully suits will follow in all those states listed.
Thanks for clarifying the name ‘Paul Kersey’. I was stumped.
Bankrupt the union pigs.
and punative if possible.
if the union declares bankruptcy, the unions may lose control of their pension funds.
Also, the have a tap into their future dues payments.
unions have a serious problem.
Yep, if it happens those union leaders will be screaming bloody murder.
Will the Democrats have to give back SEIU campaign donations?
On another topic, who do we sue to get back the $11 billion the Democrats lost bailing out the GM unions?
An excellent question but I’m afraid that $11 billion is down the Rat hole like all of 0bama’s taxpayer funded slush fund.
ABOLISH all public service employee unions, except those organized for “First Responders”!!! Follow the absolutely correct advice of Democrat, POTUS, Franklin Delano Roosevelt...”No employee of the Federal Govenment should ever be allowed to belong to a union. Wanna correct the education problems minorities have in this USA....abolish all teaacher unions...problems will go away overnight!!
LMAO at these minorities that support Obama and his union thugs!!! I guess the minorities enjoy being held down by Obama and his union low life!!! Me...i’d fire all the public service workers in the federal government...and start all over again!!!
Paul Kersey....Huh?......Charles Bronson playing in the schlock movies about killing miscreants. Can’t remember the names but they fired people up for revenge.