Last week, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public employees cannot be required to pay union fees to support collective bargaining. The ruling overturned a precedent that allowed unions to collect so-called “agency fees” from employees even if the employee declined membership in the union.
Unions argued the fees were necessary to avoid “free riders” who benefited from collective bargaining without paying for it. The court said compelling the fee violated employees’ First Amendment rights. Do you agree or disagree with the court’s decision? Take our one-question survey below.