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Supreme Court rules against union on “special” collection of fees

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Lisa A. Baiocchi

Lisa A. Baiocchi

“…This aggressive use of power by the SEIU to collect fees from nonmembers is indefensible. …” Knox v. Service Employees, 567 U.S. ____(2012), Slip No. 10-1121.

On June 21, 2012, the United States Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, held that the Service Employees International Union, Local 1000 (SEIU) impinged on the First Amendment rights of California’s public sector employees by requiring non-members to pay 100% of an emergency assessment fund collected without giving them a notice and opportunity to opt out.

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