Justices Asked to Rule on Exclusive Union Representation Law

May 24, 2019, 4:58 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to consider a challenge to a Washington state law requiring individuals who operate state-subsidized, home-based child-care businesses to accept exclusive representation from a national union.

Attorneys for the National Right to Work Foundation asked the justices to consider Miller v. Inslee, hoping to capitalize on Janus v. AFSCME, a sweeping decision from the high court last year that said public unions couldn’t require nonmembers to pay fees for collective bargaining. In Miller, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that despite the ruling in Janus, exclusive representation...

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