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Denial of Illinois Case Won’t End Fights for Union Fee Refunds

June 28, 2019, 1:50 PM

A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week not to review an Illinois case in which home health assistants are seeking a $32 million refund of forced union fees is unlikely to deter others involved in dozens of cases across the U.S. seeking to claw back “fair share” or “agency fees” imposed on nonunion members.

Justices declined to review a federal appeals ruling that denied class status to the affected workers in a case known as Riffey v. Pritzker. There are at least three dozen cases across the country against public-sector unions as a result of the Supreme Court’s landmark ...