The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that unions must give nonmembers an immediate chance to object to unexpected fee increases or special assessments that all workers are required to pay in closed-shop situations.
The court ruled for Dianne Knox and other nonmembers of the Service Employees International Union's Local 1000, who wanted to object and opt out of a $12 million special assessment the union required from its California public sector members for political campaigning. Knox and others said the union did not give them a legally required notice that the increase was coming.
The union, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said the annual notice that the union gives was sufficient. The high court disagreed in a 7-2 judgment written by Justice Samuel Alito.
"When a public-sector union imposes a special assessment or dues increase, the union must provide a fresh ... notice and may not exact any funds from nonmembers without their affirmative consent," Alito said.
Hip Hip Hooray!!!
YAY !!!!! Let's say that one was for the "Gipper" !!!!
In many "closed shop" agreements, you can still be employed there...you still have to pay the dues to the union, but are covered under the union agreement. Sounds strange, I know. Personally, I've been in closed shop situations in the past, and was infuriated by the fact that most of those dues were going straight into the DFL campaign coffers, making it so my union dues were doing far more damage to America than my one vote was doing good. I remember there was an attempt made back in the '90's to make it law so union members could force their union to NOT dump their dues contributions into political funds, or at least to be FORCED to tell you exactly where your funds were going, but it was stuck down by the DFL. Imagine that.
My congressman told me that you could not be forced to join a union but could be forced to support it. which is stupid in my book.
SEIU would use the money to further there Demarcate slush fund
The unions are anti-American to say the least, they have taken We the People's POWER!(money too) The unions created a satanic culture in hollywood and a culture of death in our country. What does that do for the family?The unions brought down the ONE greatest automobile-maker in the world(GM) and We the People are driving euopean cars around in REVERSE(what the hell?)inside PLASTIC cars with no bumpers. And what can we do? Flouride will make We the People docile and the drug companies are run by the mafia because the cure for every disease known, including viruses, has been suppressed while the government spends our money(BILLIONS)on research for cancer cures and it is nothing but big lie!! THERE ARE CURES FOR DISEASE! THEY CANNOT MAKE MONEY WITH CURE!
This will be a great opportunity for Obama to go around the Supreme Court with an Executive Order.
Can't allow his private army to be under funded. Possibly another "Stimulus Package" would help.
union thugs are just like the Prez - DUI (drug users incited).
FDR made the statement back in 1943 that Unions have built this country and Unions will also destroy this country. As many of us can see his statement is coming truer everyday........