Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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July 1, 2014, Tuesday 

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The Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court Decision: A Labor Expert’s Analysis

Risa Lieberwitz says: In its 5-4 decision in Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court restricted the use of agency fee clauses in collective bargaining agreements covering state-paid home health care workers in Illinois. Under agency shop fee clauses, all employees represented by a union in collective bargaining are required to pay their “fair share” of union dues even if the employees are not union members. Since all employees represented by a union benefit from collectively bargained gains in wages and benefits, agency shop clauses provide that all employees should pay their fair share of the union’s expenses in collective bargaining and grievance handling.