Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Big loss in Michigan Supreme Court for public-sector unions

Michigan UAW local
Without forced dues money--unions wither and die like an unwatered house plant. Mandatory dues from public-sector workers is different--the taxpayers foot the bill. And public-sector unions lobby for more government which means more government spending. That's how Illinois was transformed into a basket case.

Anyway, back to the Great Lakes State.

From the Detroit News:
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that about 35,000 state employees should have never been subject to paying union fees, giving conservative supporters of the state’s 2013 right-to-work law a major victory.

In a 4-3 decision, the high court declared unconstitutional the Michigan Civil Service Commission’s longstanding rules authorizing labor unions to collect fees from state employees as a condition of employment.

The United Auto Workers, which represents and collects dues or fees from about 17,000 state employees, challenged whether the law applied to its members because their employment terms are set by the constitutionally autonomous Civil Service Commission.

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