Supreme Court Smacks Down SEIU Thugs

High Court Deals 7-2 Blow Against SEIU

Washington, DC (June 21, 2012) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today, siding with nonmember California state employees challenging a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) political fee charged to them without notice and opportunity to opt out.
The case concludes a prolonged legal challenge affecting some 36,000 California government employees initiated by eight California civil servants who filed a class-action lawsuit with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.
In 2005, SEIU officials imposed a “special assessment” to raise money from all state employees forced to accept union representation as a job condition for a union political fund, regardless of their membership status. The fund was used to defeat four ballot proposals, including one that would have revoked public employee unions’ special privilege of using forced fees for politics unless an employee consents. Employees who refrained from union membership were given no chance to opt out of paying the SEIU’s political assessment.
Mark Mix, President of National Right to Work, issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling:
“Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld workers’ First Amendment rights and struck down another union boss scheme to confiscate and spend state workers’ hard earned money for politics without their permission.
“Attorneys from the National Right to Work Foundation – the nation’s leading advocate for workers who suffer from the abuses of compulsory unionism – argued, and the Court agreed, that the workers should not be forced to subsidize union officials’ political spending, even for a short period of time.
“The Court closed a giant loophole that allowed union bosses to confiscate money from workers’ paychecks for political spending sprees – and sent a message to union officials, once again, that forced political conformity is unconstitutional.”
I hope this is the first of several smackdowns against Obama and the liberals by the Supreme Court
Tom in NC

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0 responses to “Supreme Court Smacks Down SEIU Thugs

  1. Yes. The tiny little pay that the Home Health Workers get from the State is or was further diminished by such a withholding. The whole thing’s nuts.
    Taking money from people who are doing one of the most difficult jobs for a pittance in the first place, and terrorizing them at the same time saying that the program that finances them is being cut, it makes no sense at all.
    Now we hear that the Pew Charitable Trust is financing the Volcker Rule which will enable the bailouts to remain in place and payable by the Tax Payer. Lobbiests of all kinds are motivated by intention, I wonder what the intention is for labor at the moment. We need jobs, yet the unions want to attack to workforce to protect the workforce???? We need credit yet the lobbiests are putting their weight behind bank bailouts? If the Congress is in the pocket of the Unions and the Bankers how does that work. It would appear that these two should be against one another not in bed with each other. Perhaps they are all in the same sex marriage corner>

     
  2. lowtechgrannie

    My sister will be happy to hear this. She’s been complaining about this issue for years.

     
  3. All I can say is YIPPEE! (With apologies to my dad, but even he acknowledged that unions are nothing like when he joined one in the late 50’s).

     
  4. this is good news,but the fact still remains,two of the SCOTUS,sotomayer and kagan,have been placed illegally,by a fraudulent POTUS-so how will this work when they are pulled back?

     

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