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Mandatory Union Fees at Risk

The U.S. Supreme Court will listen to arguments soon in another challenge to the mandatory fees that some government employees must pay to their unions for negotiating and administering their contracts. 

The basis for this challenge comes from a precedent set in 1977 known as Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, in which the court unanimously upheld mandatory public-sector union fees, also known as agency fees. The ramifications of this court challenge endangers tens of thousands of union contracts in nearly half of the states that are organized around the framework established in Abood. This is the third time in four years that the Court has examined this issue.

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Categories: Employment, Employment Tax & Withholding, Labor Relations, U.S. Supreme Court, Union


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