Bloomberg Law
July 6, 2018, 8:04 PM

Businesses Advance Free Speech Rights After Janus Ruling

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

Employer groups and attorneys representing a sign language interpretation business are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider corporations’ free speech rights in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The high court ruled last month that public workers who don’t join the union representing their workplace can’t be compelled to contribute “fair share” fees to cover the union’s costs in bargaining for a collective contract. The justices in a 5-4 decision said the fees violate those workers’ free speech rights because unions advocate for political positions or candidates they may not support.

The court’s reasoning in the Janus ...

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