Supreme Court Saves Railway, Airline Unions from Janus Sequel

Oct. 4, 2021, 1:43 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take two cases that could have extended into the private sector its landmark ruling that limited public sector union financing, saving unions that represent airline and railway workers from a major legal battle.

The justices rejected a petition on Monday asking them to consider whether to bar unions from requiring nonmember workers organized under the Railway Labor Act to pay fees for nonpolitical expenses, as the court did for public sector workers in its 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME.

The high court also announced it won’t hear a case seeking to end ...

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