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Fri Jun 27, 2014, 04:59 PM

The Supremes will be delivering a major blow to public sector Unions Monday - Vox.com

you can count on the Roberts court to produce a decision (an easy one for them) that will help advance our decline further into a Corporate Fuedalist state....Roberts, Scalia's and ScAlito's idea of a utopia. What conservatives never 'get' is that serfs don't have enough disposable income to support a strong growing economy. Businessmen will find it hard to grow sales and profits and therefor to grow their businesses. As a result you get mediocre job creation - at best - and elevated unemployment rates.




The Supreme Court could cut union membership in half on Monday


The Supreme Court is expected to rule any day now on the case of Harris v Quinn, a somewhat obscure tale of a mother's reimbursement payment for providing her disabled son with home-based health care that's exploded into a potential political earthquake that potentially holds the fate of public sector labor unions in the balance. Most observers expect an unfavorable ruling for unions, and indications that Samuel Alito will likely write the decision have liberals worry that the Court will deliver a sweeping blow to public sector unions.

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What's the case about?

Broadly speaking, the case is about the legality of mandatory fees "fair share fees" as unions like to call them for public sector workers who benefit from collective bargaining agreements but who aren't members of the labor union that negotiated the agreement.

The issue arises because of a basic collective action problem in union organizing.
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Bill USA Jun 2014 OP
IronGate Jun 2014 #1
longship Jun 2014 #2
IronGate Jun 2014 #3
String Fiesta Jun 2014 #4
Chan790 Jun 2014 #5
kristopher Jun 2014 #6

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 05:34 PM

1. Great, just what we need.

 

More attacks on public service unions.
I pay $315.00 a month union dues, $157.50 per pay period, and I gladly pay it. The IAFF has been very good to FireFighters with getting us good wages, training, safety protocols, living conditions, etc, now I've got to fucking worry about the SC fucking with our Union?

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Response to IronGate (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 05:49 PM

2. R&K for this response alone.

First responders need unions. Above all others.


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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 05:55 PM

3. Thank you.

 

I hate it when I see anti Union comments, most have no clue how beneficial Unions are for workers.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:25 AM

4. Unions Have Merit - Agreed.

 

But mandatory anything is unconstitutional.

Calling mandatory fees "fair share fees" is spin.

If the merit were recognized then the spin would be unnecessary.

If people don't know of the benefits unions provide, why should they be forced to?

For their own good?

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 01:16 PM

5. If the conservative bloc of SCOTUS rules for Harris on Monday...

 

the Senate needs to put a serious shot across the bow of conservatism by bringing Taft-Hartley repeal to the floor.

We don't even need to pass it, we just need to remind them that we can do it and let them stew in what that means for the GOP if we ever control both chambers of Congress and the Presidency and do pass it.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 02:45 PM

6. +1

Although that would force me to watch Fox News just to see the exploding heads...

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