Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Unions, But It’s Not Quite Mortal

June 30, 2014

By a 5-4 majority along ideological lines, the Supreme Court has ruled that Illinois can't compel home health aides to pay union dues because it violates the First Amendment. 

The ruling is a defeat for unions, but it falls short of the kind of sweeping denunciation that could have derailed unions' fundraising and organizing efforts. 

Story source: NPR