Supreme Court To Hear Case On Union 'Fair Share Fees'

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:33pm
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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case Janus v. AFSCME. AFSCME is short for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

At the core of the case is the issue of “fair share fees,” which pay for the costs of collective bargaining and grievance procedures for every worker, not just those who are union members.

The person who brought the suit is Mark Janus of Illinois. He is against the concept that his union can require him to pay mandatory fees for it to advocate in his favor — when he has no interest in having anything to do with the union. When the high court rules in the case, it could have a huge impact on the future of unions in the U.S.

Here to talk about that is Philip Dine, author of the book "State of the Unions."

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