Supreme Court decision protects workers, deals another blow to public employee unions

June 21, 2012, Fairfax, VA–Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Knox v. SEIU, which determined that a state cannot require its employees to pay a special union fee that will be spent for political purposes without first giving the employees information about the fee and a chance to object to it:

“It is simply an unconscionable violation of public employee worker rights for any state to compel their civil servants to pay special political fees into a union, so that union can pump that money into the pockets of politicians.  The Supreme Court got it 100 percent correct when they protected workers from this abuse.

“As the individual decisions of thousands of public employee union members have proven in Wisconsin who have stopped making union dues payments after they ceased to be compelled to do so, unions depend upon the state forcing people to join and pay dues.  When individual workers get to choose, they abandon the union and their big government agenda in droves.”

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