Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio

Supreme Court could take up issue of agency fees

A Washington Examiner article quotes Director of Labor Policy F. Vincent Vernuccio on the subject of agency fees. In February, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order stopping the collection of union fees from the paychecks of public employees who have chosen not to be members of the union. Gov. Rauner’s decision was based in part on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Harris v. Quinn, which ended a dues skim from home healthcare workers in Illinois.

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Vernuccio believes that Gov. Rauner’s order and Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a related lawsuit currently petitioning the Supreme Court, which Mackinac has submitted an amicus for, makes it more likely that the Supreme Court will take up the issue of agency fees.

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