Oh you spammers! Do you really know who I am?!
I received an email asking me to give money to an advocacy group who wants to take an case to the Supreme Court: “You see, the Bierman v. Dayton case would lay the foundation to end one of Big Labor’s biggest and most coercive government-granted powers, so-called “collective bargaining.”
Sorry, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, I am not going to contribute to your mission to make unions illegal.
Background: About five years ago, Minnesota passed a law that said home-care providers could form a public service union. SEIU (Service Employees International Union) was lawfully selected as the union to represent employees who work in that industry. The election of SEIU was challenged because plaintiffs argued that it forced them into an association that they did not want and their constitutional rights were violated. A district court found against them as the plaintiffs were not forced to pay dues to the bargaining agent (Janus rears its ugly head) and were free to form their own advocacy groups if they wished. The 8th District Court of Appeals upheld the District Court’s decision.
That is the case the spammer named above (NRWLDF) wants to move to the United States Supreme Court.
What is shocking is the scope of the decision they hope to achieve: to end the collective bargaining rights of all unions.
If that happens, unions effectively cease to exist.