Illinois extends Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling to daycare providers

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

One month after the Supreme Court ruled that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home health care workers to pay union dues, the state has agreed to extend the reach of that ruling to state-subsidized home day care providers as well — backing off on a nearly decade-long effort to benefit a union closely allied with the state’s Democratic leadership.

The pushback against false unions

By Red Jahncke, The Washington Times

In its recent Harris v. Quinn decision, the Supreme Court sided with workers who don’t want to join “in-home worker unions,” and don’t want to be forced to pay them nonmember fees. The court’s decision was called “anti-union” and widely interpreted as endangering the existence of such unions.

State Delays Collection of Union Fees

By Hugh McQuaid,

Plans to begin collecting representation fees for a recently-formed home health care workers union have been put on ice while state officials grapple with a Supreme Court ruling that may have made those fees illegal.