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Illinois state lawyers: Janus decision didn't change unions' obligation to represent all workers in bargaining units
Unions aren't the same as state employees, so the holdings of the Supreme Court's Janus decision don't apply to them, Illinois state attorneys argue, asking judge to swat down a union's contention it no longer has an obligation under the Constitution to represent non-union workers.
Judge punctures Local 150 union's try to sue NLRB for moving to limit 150's use of inflatable rats to protest
A federal judge has deflated a legal action accusing the National Labor Relations Board of violating a union’s rights to free speech by moving to stop the union from using inflatable rats and banners to continuosly protest "rat contractors."
Judge: Union doesn't get to force IL public worker retirement funds to factor politics into investment decisions
A federal judge has rejected the attempt by a union to win a court order requiring a pension fund for Illinois local governmental workers to take the political views of companies into consideration when investing public pension funds, as the judge said the Illinois Municipal Retirement Funds’ current practices don’t violate the First Amendment rights of union members.
Union lawsuit claiming right to not represent non-union members could upset public labor relations: Attorney
A labor union has won the right to move forward with a unique challenge that emerged in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year on whether non-union workers should pay fair share fees for representation. If it succeeds, the lawsuit could upset management-labor relations for government employers, a labor lawyer says.
Two IL labor unions partner to sue opioid makers, distributors, promoters; Edelson firm to represent
Two unions have added their names to the long and growing list of organizations suing the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers.
A labor union will be allowed to continue to press its claims a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling should mean it and other labor unions cannot be forced under state law to represent non-union state workers who choose not to pay union fees.
Judge nixes bid to undo ruling tossing union suit over Lincolnshire dues to 'private' IL Municipal League
A federal judge has refused unions’ request to reconsider his decision to toss their lawsuit, arguing a Supreme Court decision allowing non-union workers to stop paying compulsory fees to unions should also be read to prohibit local governments from using taxes to fund organizations which lobby in favor of policies opposed by labor unions.
Unions ask judge to give new shot to sue over dues paid by Lincolnshire to 'private' IML for lobbying
Two unions have asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision tossing their attempt to force the village of Lincolnshire to stop paying dues to the Illinois Municipal League because the association of Illinois cities and villages lobbies in favor of policies union members may oppose.
Union suit nixed vs Lincolnshire over dues paid for 'anti-union' lobbying; ballot box remains open: Judge
A federal judge has rejected an attempt by unions to force the village of Lincolnshire to stop paying dues to the Illinois Municipal League because the association of Illinois cities and villages lobbies in favor of policies union members may oppose.
A federal judge has determined a state employee — notable for his public anti-union stances — can’t intervene on behalf of the state in a lawsuit it faces from a union leader asking courts to declare unions aren’t obligated to represent employees who refuse to pay membership dues.