Conservative Justices Skeptical of Public-Employer Union Fees

Conservative justices on Monday appeared ready to deliver a major blow to public-employee unions by striking down fees paid by nonmembers to cover their share of unions' collective-bargaining costs. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned that if the precedent set in 1977 falls, so do decisions upholding fees collected from lawyer-members of mandatory bars and student activity fees at public universities.

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