US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

The US Supreme Court's nine justices are weighing a challenge brought by a group of California public school teachers who say they should not be forced to pay dues to the state union that negotiates their collective contractThe US Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to deal a major blow to public employee unions that could see them lose millions of dollars in fees that state laws force non-union members to pay. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often holds the balance between the court’s progressive and conservative wings, both hinted they could side against the unions. The nine justices are weighing a challenge brought by a group of California public school teachers who say they should not be forced to pay dues to the state union that negotiates their collective contract.

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