Government Is Not the Answer: Why Public Sector Unions Won’t Rescue Labor | Talking Points Memo

Earlier in the winter the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Harris v. Quinn case. If five justices decide in favor of a group of home care providers, public employees working under a union contract will not have to pay union dues. In other words, the entire public sector will be “right to work.” The case has public employees’ unions rightfully terrified. Many of these unions have already been on the defensive in recent years, fighting rearguard attacks against their ranks in such traditional union strongholds of Wisconsin, Michigan, and other jurisdictions.

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