Supreme Court deals setback to unions in Illinois case

The Supreme Court ruled five to four that health care workers taking care of relatives in their home are not required to join a union and pay union dues.

The case was brought by Pamela Harris, an in-home care provider from the north suburbs who was paid by the state.

Anti-union groups sued Governor Pat Quinn, arguing that private care providers were re-labeled as state workers just to collect union dues.

 

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