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Union members hold signs during a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall on February 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of union members held a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall as the US Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in the Janus V. AFSCME case …

Supreme Court: Mandatory Public Union Dues Violate First Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Wednesday that requiring government employees to donate to public sector labor unions violates those employees’ constitutional rights under the First Amendment, overruling a 1977 case and dealing a blow to the power of government unions.

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Texas Governor’s Address Sets Four State Emergency Priorities

Governor Greg Abbott addressed members of the Texas House and Senate in his State of the State Address on Tuesday and laid out his emergency items, including banning sanctuary cities, reforming the embattled agency responsible for safeguarding children, calling for a Convention of States to address overreaches by the federal government, and ethics reform governing elected officials.

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Cal Unions Fear Court Will Dump Mandatory Dues in CA

Facing a coming Supreme Court decision that may permanently end all compulsory union dues collections in California, Sacramento Democrats are trying to slip in new rules that will require an ‘orientation’ on taxpayer-funded time for unions to confront employees about the wisdom of continuing to pay dues.

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Cal Public Sector Unions Spending $1Billion Per Year

U.S. public sector unions are politically powerful because they collect and spend at least $4.0 billion in dues each year. But California unions are overwhelmingly powerful because although the state has just 11 percent of the nation’s population, California’s public