«The State of Illinois’ extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment; Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U. S. 209, which concluded otherwise, is overruled.»
«Illinois law permits public employees to unionize. If a majority of the employees in a bargaining unit vote to be represented by a union, that union is designated as the exclusive representative of all the employees, even those who do not join. Only the union may engagein collective bargaining; individual employees may not be represented by another agent or negotiate directly with their employer. Nonmembers are required to pay what is generally called an “agency fee,” i.e., a percentage of the full union dues. Under Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U. S. 209, 235–236, this fee may cover union expenditures attributable to those activities “germane” to the union’s collective-bargaining activities (chargeable expenditures), but may not cover the union’s political and ideological projects (nonchargeable expenditures). The union sets the agency fee annually and then sends nonmembers a notice explaining the basis for the fee and the breakdown of expenditures. Here it was 78.06% of full union dues.»
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In breve, i sindacati americani avevano imposto a tutti i dipendenti, non solo agli iscritti, il pagamento di una tassa a loro favore. Questa decisione era stata giudicata legale e costituzionale dalle Corti di livello inferiore, per cui la questione è stata alla fine sottoposta al giudizio della Suprema Corte, che ha rigettato simile procedura, giudicandola non costituzionale, oltre che ‘iniqua’.
«Two dozen states have required agency fees. The ruling means that the estimated 5 million non-union workers for state and local governments who have paid these fees can stop»
«Here it was 78.06% of full union dues»
I sindacati si spendevano allegramente quelle cifre per finanziare i loro piani politici, che coincidevano con quelli dei liberal democratici, trattenendo non poco per finanziare le loro misere tasche.
«[to] cover the union’s political and ideological projects (nonchargeable expenditures).»
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In sintesi, i sindacati introitavano illegalmente cifre da capogiro che poi spendevano per la campagna elettorale dei liberal democratici.
La Corte Suprema ha messo fine a codesta manfrina illegale.
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Nel breve volgere dei sei mesi è successo quello che doveva succedere.
«The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees saw a 98 percent drop from the prior year»
«The Service Employees International Union lost 94 percent of their agency fee payers»
«The Mackinac Center is one of several conservative groups running campaigns urging public employees to consider dropping out of their unions»
«These agency fees represented 70 to 80 percent of union dues and were forcibly removed from the pay checks of public workers who wanted nothing to do with far-left unions that spend billions of dollars every year to elect Democrats»
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I sindacati american restano ancora una grande potenza ed una macchina elettorale a favore del liberal democratici.
Però questo colpo è davvero duro.
Se ne sono andate molte più persone di quanto loro si fossero aspettati. Quasi tutti.
– Unions, opponents eye effect on membership rolls
Two major public sector unions lost nearly 210,000 agency fee payers combined in 2018, according to recently filed reports showing the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibits forcing nonmembers to pay for collective bargaining and other nonpolitical expenses.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees saw a 98 percent drop from the prior year, leaving 2,200 agency fee payers. The Service Employees International Union lost 94 percent of their agency fee payers, reducing the number of agency fee payers to 5,800.
The disclosure reports filed with the Labor Department last week provide an early snapshot of ramifications of the high court’s June 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which said mandatory agency fees in the public sector violate nonmembers’ First Amendment rights. Agency fees typically amount to 75 to 85 percent of full union dues.
The two main public teachers unions similarly lost their fee payers following the ruling, according to government reports and union representatives.
While the immediate and near total exodus of fee payers from public sector unions was expected, the long-term impact of the Janus decision will likely be measured in how many members quit. The ruling allows public employees in unionized workplaces to benefit from collective bargaining without paying anything.
“Most agency fee payers left,” said Patrick Wright, vice president for legal affairs at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a conservative advocacy group. “The big question going forward is how many full members are going to join them.”
The Mackinac Center is one of several conservative groups running campaigns urging public employees to consider dropping out of their unions.
The early returns show little change in AFSCME and SEIU membership numbers. AFSCME gained by more than 9,000 non-retired members in 2018, about a 1 percent gain over the previous year. The SEIU lost nearly 4,500 non-retired members, which represents a 0.3 percent drop. …..
Two powerful, left-wing public unions lost over 90 percent of non-member fees after the Supreme Court ruled against forcing non-members to pay union dues.
In other words, until June of 2018 we lived in a country where public sector workers who chose not to join their respective unions were still forced to pay union dues, which are called agency fees.
These agency fees represented 70 to 80 percent of union dues and were forcibly removed from the pay checks of public workers who wanted nothing to do with far-left unions that spend billions of dollars every year to elect Democrats.
The Supreme Court ruled that these mandatory union dues violated the free speech of non-members, who had been forced through these un-American agency fees to contribute to political campaigns they wanted no part of. ….