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Should unions refund collected fees that were later declared unconstitutional? Appeals court to decide
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is unconstitutional to require non-union state workers in Illinois to pay "fair share" fees to a union, but a Chicago federal appeals panel is considering whether a union must refund millions of dollars in fees already collected.
Ex-IL state worker Janus asks appeals court to toss ruling blocking refund of unconstitutional union fees
Lawyers for former Illinois state worker Mark Janus have asked a federal appeals panel to overturn a ruling barring nonunion state workers from collecting refunds of the fees they paid to unions, even though the unions had more than a strong inkling the fees were about to be declared unconstitutional.
Labor unions representing public employees shouldn’t need to refund fees they unconstitutionally collected from non-union employees, because they were acting in “good faith,” relying on state laws and prior legal precedent, a federal judge has ruled.
Appeals panel: Fired worker's 'last chance agreement' lets Cook County sidestep arbitration over termination
A labor grievance against Cook County won’t avoid its day in court after a state appeals panel said a “Last Chance Agreement” between the county and a fired worker allows the county to sidestep a union collective bargaining agreement, and thus nixes the union’s attempt to send the matter to arbitration.
A panel of Illinois appellate judges has ruled that six directors at the Illinois Commerce Commission can't be represented by a union because they are managerial employees.
Sweeping changes in how unions collect dues and fees can be expected soon, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case against Illinois' largest public sector employee union, two labor attorneys said during a recent interview. And such a decision also could have significant ramifications for the nation's politics.