Bruce Cameron published “A Good Day for Employee Freedom” in Room for Debate, a popular opinion blog in The New York Times. His post responds to the topic “Union Dues and the Court.” He and three other experts weigh in, answering the following question: “Should public employees be required to pay union dues, even if they don’t join the union that represents them?”
Professor Cameron agrees with the Supreme Court of the United States’ conclusion that employees who do not join a union should not be required to pay dues. He cites the recent decision, stating, “… the First Amendment prohibits the state of Illinois from requiring home-care providers to pay union ‘agency fees,’ because those individuals are not full-fledged public employees, and the union uses this money to influence the actions of the government.”
Professor Cameron is the Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law at Regent University School of Law. He teaches Religion in the Workplace, Labor Law, and administers the Right to Work Practicum.
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