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Judge dismisses 'fair share' fee suit vs state worker unions; SCOTUS deadlock means precedent stands

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 30, 2016

In the wake of a deadlock at the U.S. Supreme Court, letting stand a federal appeals court’s ruling that public unions can compel workers not represented by unions to pay so-called “fair share” fees in lieu of union dues, a Chicago federal judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by several Illinois state workers, similarly challenging the union’s payroll deductions.

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