August 30, 2017 / 11:06 PM / a year ago

'Right to work' group says agency fee case is ripe for Supreme Court review

A “right to work” group has told the U.S. Supreme Court that its case challenging mandatory union dues for public workers in Illinois is an excellent vehicle for the court to revisit its 40-year-old ruling that such fees are constitutional.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation on Tuesday urged the high court to reject a “last ditch gambit” by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, which says the case has procedural flaws, to keep the court from overturning that union-friendly precedent.

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