With decision, Supreme Court deals blow to unions

The Supreme Court rendered its decision in Harris v. Quinn on Monday, arguing that partial public employees can’t be required to contribute to unions.

According to SCOTUSblog, the 5-4 ruling is a “substantial obstacle to expanding public employee unions, but it does not gut them.” SCOTUSblog also notes the case does not involve “full-fledge public employees,” but rather says that union bargaining fees cannot be imposed on employees that are not full public employees.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion in the ruling.

With decision, Supreme Court deals blow to unions