Supreme Court deals setback to unions in Illinois case

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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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