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Supreme Court declines to let Illinois caregivers seek order forcing union to refund fees

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 25, 2019

WASHINGTON , D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an effort by a group of non-union home caregivers to persuade the high court to order unions to refund millions of dollars in fees that they collected from the caregivers under an Illinois state law declared unconstitutional.

Pritzker, union say US high court should reject class action attempt vs SEIU over unconstitutional fees

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 22, 2019

Unions that used a state law which was later declared to be unconstitutional to take millions of dollars from non-union home caregivers who were not employed by the state should not be exposed to the risk of a class action lawsuit to force the union to refund those unconstitutional fees, Illinois’ governor and attorneys for a union said in briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Class action: Union must refund millions in unconstitutional fees taken from non-union IL state workers

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 1, 2019

A group of non-union Illinois state employees say their union illegally forced them to continue paying fees to the union, even when the union knew the fees were likely to be declared unconstitutional. Now, those workers have asked a federal judge to order the union to refund the money.

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