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UT law professor available to discuss Supreme Court’s labor union ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 that home-care workers in Harris v. Quinn do not have to pay dues to public employees unions.

The case raised the broad question of whether public employees are required to pay dues to the union that is required to represent them.

UT law professor Joseph Slater is available today to discuss the ruling and its implications.

While specific unions in this case lost, Slater said it was a narrow loss that could be considered a relative win for unions because while the majority opinion indicated it might wish to change the law in this area to significantly restrict union rights generally, the actual holding of the case did not do so.

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WTOL 11 (July 1, 2014)

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