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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: June 28, 2018

A recent report projects the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision will cut wages for government employees, and lead to a drop in U.S. economic activity of between $11.7 billion and $33.4 billion annually. (Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons)

DULUTH, Minn. – A U.S. Supreme Court decision on Wednesday is being called a potentially crippling blow to unions representing government workers nationwide. The high court ruled 5-to-4 that non-union workers can't be forced to pay so-called fair share fees to help cover the costs of collect ...Read More

Labor laws in 22 states, including Washington, are affected by Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on public-sector union fees. (Matt Wade/Flickr)

SEATTLE — A decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court will likely deliver a financial blow to public unions - but labor groups remain optimistic about their future. In a 5-4 vote, the Court sided with Illinois public union employee Mark Janus, saying he doesn't have to pay so-ca ...Read More

Public unions have long expected Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, which will likely mean fewer dollars from the employees they represent. (Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Despite a Supreme Court decision on Wednesday that could hurt their coffers, unions are confident their future is bright. In a 5-4 decision, the Court sided with Illinois public union employee Mark Janus, saying he doesn't have to pay so-called fair-share fees for representation ...Read More

A recent report projects the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision will cut wages for government employees and lead to a drop in U.S. economic activity of between $11.7 billion and $33.4 billion annually. (Flicker)

INDIANAPOLIS — On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that non-union workers can't be forced to pay so-called fair share fees to help cover the costs of collective bargaining and other work carried out by public-sector unions. The decision is widely viewed as a potentially crippling ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME is unlikely to have a direct impact on unionized employees of private businesses, because the First Amendment restricts government action and not private conduct. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Opponents of Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling freeing government workers from having to pay into unions are using Florida as an example of how bad it could be for working families across the country. The court's 5-to-4 decision upends a 41-year-old ruling that allowe ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1977 ruling that found unions can collect fees for non-political work that benefits all workers. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision Wednesday that will likely deliver a financial blow to public employee unions – and some groups say Ohio working families also will suffer. In a 5-to-4 vote, the high court ruled that non-union workers can't be forced to pa ...Read More

The 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME says compelling nonunion workers to pay for collective bargaining is a violation of free speech rights. (Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — At least one New York union says it was prepared for Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling that could weaken the bargaining power of public sector unions. The 5-4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME means public sector unions will no longer be able to collect fees from workers who get the w ...Read More

In Janus v. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court's majority said public sector unions arenít entitled to any money from employees without their consent. (Pixabay)

CHICAGO – Dealing a serious financial blow to Democratic-leaning organized labor, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions has labor groups calling on Democrats to rally together. The case involved Illinois state governme ...Read More

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