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Unions Prepare to Lose in the Courthouse and Strike Back in the Statehouse

By Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to weigh in on a high-profile case that could slash the power of public-employee unions. But California labor leaders are already planning to push for new state laws to blunt the impact of an unfavorable ruling.

The case argued before the court Monday, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, challenges whether public-employee unions can collect fees from workers who choose not to join the union. California is one of several states that allow unions to collect so-called fair share fees from workers who benefit from services such as contract negotiations but don’t want to pay for their union’s political activity.

Read the complete story at CALmatters.