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Cleveland Attorneys Recommend Ways to Comply with Union U.S. Supreme Court Ruling


William Blackie and Sarah Moore authored the Crain’s Cleveland Business article “U.S. Supreme Court Strikes a Massive Blow Against the National Labor Movement.” This article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME prohibiting public-sector employers from collecting “fair share” fees from non-union employees. “Fair Share” fees are paid by those public sector employees who choose not to belong to a union, but are part of a bargaining unit, and covered by a collective bargaining agreement, for which the union is the exclusive representative.

In the 5-4 decision, the court ruled that requiring bargaining unit employees to pay agency fees to a union violated the First Amendment, which prohibits both states and public sector unions from taking agency fees from "nonconsenting" employees.

In order to comply with this new ruling, William and Sarah suggest that:

To read the full article, visit Crain's Cleveland Business.

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