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September 16, 2021
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Supreme Court Rejects Exclusive Bargaining Rights Case
Posted On: Jun 09, 2021
June 9, 2021 | JUSTICE | The United States Supreme Court on Monday rejected a case that challenged a public sector union right to be the exclusive bargaining agent for workers. The challenge was brought by Jade Thompson, a Marietta Ohio High School Spanish teacher who claimed that she had a First Amendment right to not be represented by a union. Her case sought to build off of three recent decisions by the court to limit public-sector union rights. Since Thompson is a teacher in a district with a collective bargaining agreement, she is required to comply with the agreement as a condition of her employment, even though she is not a member of the union. During the Janus v AFSCME Council 1000 decision, which overturned the right of unions to collect fair share fees from non-members to cover mandatory issues like bargaining, Justice Samuel Alito said at the time that exclusive bargaining “substantially restricts the nonmembers’ rights.” Yet the Justices seemed unwilling to take this case up denying the petition without even hearing oral arguments… ucommblog.com

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