Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions
By Marketplace staff and Associated Press
June 27, 2018 | 9:16 AM
The Supreme Court says government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.
The justices are scrapping a 41-year-old decision that had allowed states to require that public employees pay some fees to unions that represent them, even if the workers choose not to join.
The 5-4 decision Wednesday, in the case Janus v. AFSCME…
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‘Honest mistake’ leads to Philly mother facing three years on gun charge
By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published July 16, 2014
A Philadelphia mother of two is facing three years in prison after she mistakenly entered New Jersey, where she was stopped for a traffic violation and found in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets. Continue reading