Massive Blow to “Big Club” – Supreme Court Strikes Down Forced Public-Sector Union Fees…

In a decision that holds massive up-front ramifications for Democrats, the Supreme Court ruled today (full pdf below) that non-union members cannot be forced to pay for union representation.  This is a devastating blow to the Big Club political caucus.

The justices said in a 5-4 opinion that state government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be compelled to pay a share of union dues for covering the cost of negotiating contracts.  This allows state union workers to withdraw funding for the political aspirations and objectives of union leadership who work against their interests.

At the top of the hierarchy, union executives, multinational corporate executives and K-Street lobbyists, work in synergy to maximize financial benefits for a select group of interests known as The Big Club.  The corrupt operations carried out over the past four  decades fuel the UniParty; which is comprised of both democrat and republican political apparatus.  Today’s decision permits the removal of forced payments from the bottom of the Big Club pyramid scheme.

With an America-First independent voice in President Trump occupying the White House, the BIG CLUB already lost access to economic policy manipulation.  Today’s supreme court decision means even more downstream consequences.

One of the significant consequences, that definitely will be avoided by media, is in the area of ongoing renegotiated U.S. trade deals.  Without maximum financial payments the BIG CLUB will have less funding to purchase politicians and their votes.  The BC will have less capability to use the legislative branch to defend their financial interests.

The lack of funds, and the need to solicit replacement sources of funding, will allow the curtain to fall exposing Public Union leadership’s connection to Wall Street; the big club will be exposed.  The Union/Wall St purposeful alignment was most obvious when the AFL-CIO came out in support of the Trans-pacific partnership (TPP) trade deal during the 2016 election.  Unfortunately, people were unable to connect the issues (the dots).

Public and Private sector union leadership is in bed with multinational corporate and financial interests; it is not an adversarial system they have built.  Despite years of gaslighting (and flat-out lying), corrupt union objectives and corrupt Wall Street objectives are in synergy.   U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and AFSCME President Lee Saunders work in synergy.

Remember the Hillary Clinton pre-election night rally in Philadelphia?  Who was the host of the rally?….  The AFSCME !  [American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees]  Look at the top of the building (click image to enlarge).

 

Here’s the ruling:

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230 Responses to Massive Blow to “Big Club” – Supreme Court Strikes Down Forced Public-Sector Union Fees…

  1. MAGA Latina says:

    Yay! I’m going to cancel my union membership ASAP! On a district level, the union I’m in does support teachers and is a helpful resource. However, on a city, county, state, and national level – my union supports everything I’m against. They oppose all of my deepest held values. So when I became a teacher, being part of the union was a very discouraging thing for me. I tried to avoid being part of the union when I first started teaching but in order to be employed in California public schools I had to pay $108 on a monthly basis to the union (currently its a $120 in my current district). That sucked because I was soooooo broke and had to give up this precious $100 every month in addition to the fact that my money was supporting things I’m inherently against. Then, I became a fee only non-member. At the end of the year, you can apply to get a portion of your funds returned to you…I think a 1/4 or 1/3 of what you paid for the entire school year. I did that for a couple of years. Then I decided to switch to full membership so that I can use the powers of the union to my advantage and they would be forced to support me – which I’m doing right now.

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    • $1,300 RAISE might be looking good.
      Then again, union compensation might make that look like a pittance.

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      • farrier105 says:

        It depends who the governor is at any time. Prior to 2008, Rendell went crazy here in Pennsylvania. He thought the good times would never stop rolling. He thought the state office building in Pittsburgh was no good, so he ditched it, and got leased office space in downtown Pittsburgh. That old office building is now luxury apartments commanding four figures a month. The raises were obscene. Then the bottom fell out.

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      • Clarioncaller says:

        State employee pension funds are as rock solid as melting snowflakes. When laws are passed that pension accounts are ‘lockboxed’, and out of politicians grubby hands, then maybe I might agree with you. This SC decision only affects non-union workers who were forced to pay dues.

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      • mikedmccoy says:

        This decision doesn’t mean anything. 99% of public employees will stay in the union. It protects them from being terminated for any reason other than suicide. A decision that really has teeth would be the dissolution of unions for anyone that works for the federal government. Then, go after the state and local unions. Teacher’s unions have led to a devastating impact on the quality of education.

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    • drawfortruth says:

      I’ll be saving about $900 in Union Dues.

      Liked by 6 people

    • murray smith says:

      if the levied payments are unconstitutional and not voluntary shouldn’t the Unions have to give it back to their members on a what you’ve paid in they pay back? See an absolutely monster class action here? Entertaining thought that the Democrats may have to pay Union members back.

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  2. Whitehouse Clown says:

    This is the beginning of the end of the teachers unions. Public education might just be saved, but I doubt it.

    Liked by 17 people

  3. Dd9er says:

    Regrettably none of this matters. Democrat fundraising being in the toilet is a non issue. Soros has already committed like 18 billion, then you got Tom Steyer and Bloomberg who will happily fork over mega cash

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    • Kate says:

      Democrats must keep an eye on ole Hillary to make sure she doesn’t end up abscounding with any of those funds for her foundation.

      Liked by 4 people

    • listingstarboard says:

      And Gates, and Zuckerberg, and the list is endless of liberal progressive billionaires it seems

      Liked by 3 people

      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Look up VSGPDJT’s EO in (I think) the December timeframe.

        All of those seditious, treasonous BEEEL(zelbub)ions will be changing hands.

        To the US Treasury…

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    • Eliza says:

      Have you seen the latest photo of Tom Steyer? He’s very disheveled & looking almost desperate. He has big bucks going to take out President Trump & it’s not working out too well for him. So much for his big bucks for Dems.
      Their govt subsidy was ended when Trump because President. So now the spigot is being turned off. Don’t forget govt monies went to fund leftist causes. That’s done. These people don’t have unlimited cash.
      Besides that the DNC hasn’t been getting any small donor monies & they are virtually broke while the RNC has raised the most money for any midterm election in history. Things are not looking good for the Dems at all.

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    • The truth is the elites do not like spending their own money on losing causes. In the end, though, it doesn’t matter how much money they spend if the elections are fair and the police keep public order they are toast.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Jederman says:

      Then change the fund raising laws. How else can you drain a swamp when the Lefty billionaires keep pouring money back in?

      Liked by 1 person

    • WSB says:

      Soros steals our taxpayer CFPB and USAID money, and then weaponizes it against us.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vince says:

      Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton had all the money they could spend.

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  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    Winning feels so different from the Mittens Romney/Paul Rino 2012 defeat….. We are so blessed that Donald Trump is President. Mittens should be kicked to the curb, and Paul Rino thrown out the Capitol doors…..on his ass.

    Liked by 13 people

  5. Hammersdad says:

    Greetings all!

    Close but no cigar yet. End all Public Sector unions. Such institutions are by any functional definition incestuous conflicts of interest. Even FDR, the ‘sainted’ godfather of the United Socialist States of America, had more sense than to countenance Public Sector unionization.

    I don’t have a particular problem with Private Sector unions. I think I read something somewhere about Freedom of Association. Labor Unions also have a legitimate job to do in our so-imperfect world. However, they should have no more association with any government agency than do the Knights of Columbus, the Thursday Night Book Club, or the operation of the Church (whichever one you choose to capitalize).

    Right to Work – anywhere, everywhere, at anything, for each of us – should not be infringed. “Root, hog, or die,” applies to us all. Do not stand in any man’s way who would do his job.

    “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” That statement has a righteous place, both on our Liberty Bell and in the Bible. Live it, teach it, preach it in the streets. Properly exercised (God is with us, whether we want Him there or not.) good things will follow.

    Hammersdad

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    • StanH says:

      Executive Order 10988 signed by JFK in 1962 gave us this legal extortion. It’s only proper that this crap is ushered out by VSG-PDJT.

      MAGA!

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    • Ken Maritch says:

      YES! This ^^^^^^ 1000%

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      • G. Combs says:

        IT IS A LAW!
        “Federal employees’ right to organize and bargain binding labor contracts was established in law by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, which AFGE helped to draft, and which states that collective bargaining in the federal sector is in the public interest while also barring the right to strike….” — WIKI

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  6. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    Public and private sector union membership mentality, whether you perform well, or poorly, tends to run about the same I think. During the time I spent as a member (job requirement) of the UAW I noticed very early on that that the “stewards” (the unions tip-of-the-spear) spent 95% of their time catering to approximately 10% of the membership. That 10% was overwhelmingly the lazy worthless employees always looking to cheat the company (and their fellow workers) any way they could. They read the union rule book carefully. They carried it in their back pocket. They highlighted certain passages They were the “rotten apples” that would eventually infect the entire membership. They were also, almost without exception, teetering on the edge of bankruptcy from the usual practices of… rotten apples.
    I don’t know how many union member will withhold dues but I’m betting that the rotten 10% will be first in line.

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    • wendy forward says:

      Great time to watch the masterpiece “Blue Collar” again.

      Paul Schrader is an insane TDS patient but the movie is amazing.

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    • jimsung says:

      When Scott Walker in Wisconsin pushed something like this through I believe about half of the teachers quit paying. I don’t know what it’s like now.

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      • jimsung says:

        I don’t if this has changed, but:

        https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/dramatic_drop_in_union_membership_among_wi_public_employees.html

        “…Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-the state’s second-largest public-sector union after the National Education Association, which represents teachers-fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011, according to a person who has viewed Afscme’s figures.”

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          • jimsung says:

            Ginsburg – 85
            Breyer will be 80 in August
            Sotomayor is 64 and has type 1 diabetes
            Kagan is 58

            Kennedy, retiring, will be 82 in July.
            Thomas is 70. I’d say he will retire in Trump’s 3rd year.
            Alito is 68
            Roberts is 63
            Gorsuch is 51 in August

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            • jimsung says:

              Consider this, if Obama had gotten Scalia’s replacement through the Senate, the court would have been 5-4 left winger. Then, if Hillary had won, she would have completely remade the court.

              Instead, things have completely gone the other direction. If Trump is reelected in 2020, he will remake the court for two generations.

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        • L4grasshopper says:

          Expect a similar, if not larger, drop in union membership when public employee figure out that they don’t have to be in a union to hold public jobs, and don”t have to pay that union to “represent” them.

          Sure…some may choose to do so, and public unions will continue to operate — and maybe even thrive here and there.

          But if more than 50% of existing public employees stop paying union fees and dues in the next year, hundreds of millions of dollars will be lost by these unions and the Dem party.

          Liked by 2 people

        • ms100 says:

          I believe what also greatly hampered the public unions in Wisconsin was that the govt stopped withholding union dues from paychecks so the union now has to go after the members. Additionally, the unions had to recertify EVERY YEAR. Nice hassling methods to tie the union bureaucracy up. I was very disappointed when other Republican governors didn’t follow Walker’s lead.

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    • GW says:

      Agreed. I witnessed the exact same thing in the public utilities (gas & electric) unions.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Stab:
      Amen. Two buddies worked for GM during summer before college.
      The biggest problem they had was to try to make it look like they
      weren’t working, so that they wouldn’t get beat up by union goons.

      Someone wrote a book about working in a Cincinnati Ford UAW
      transmission plant. Made the infamous mid 70s C4 ( or 6). Workers
      would purposely sabotage the transmissions, just because. Ford
      lost their shirt due to that plant.

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  7. H.R. says:

    My wife was a member of a Public Employees Union. Years ago, it was ruled that you must be in the union, but members could submit written protest of the use of your dues that went for political activities. Then the union could only collect dues in the amount that went for collective bargaining and union representation in disputes.

    Protesting members got a quarterly refund of the portion of their dues that was used for union political activities. Seems fair enough. You pay for what is in your interest and don’t pay for what is against your interest.

    The refund check she received every quarter was an eye-opener. I can’t recall the percent but it was in the 30-40% range, perhaps higher. Again, I don’t recall exactly. And you can be sure that there was some fudging going on and the actual percentage spent on political activities was higher than stated.

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  8. CountryclassVulgarian says:

    My very first full time job was at Columbia University. It was a union position. Haviing always despised unions I never completed a membership card. One day I was visited by one of the union reps. She “explained” that I was “taking advantage of the bargaining agreement” and was not paying my dues. I then “explained” to her I have no use for unions, I do not need their “representation” and I have no intention of ever becoming one of their members.

    Now this was a white woman so her racism should have kicked in but me being a young black woman totally fried her brain. After trying again to “persuade” me of the “value” of membership she got mad and told me she was going to complain to the University’s management that I refused to fill out the membership card. I smiled sweetly and responded “go right ahead”- I knew the University did not care whether or not I joined the union. I remained in that position for another 18 months or so and I never heard from the union again.

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  9. MIKE says:

    Get the unions out of the schools, and take their lunch money.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. carterzest says:

    “Look at the top of the building (click image to enlarge).”
    SD, are you referring to the Pink P Hat on the building?

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  11. siobhan albright says:

    fascist=democrat. they use expendable thought police style thugs! endless illegals to meddle elections/abuse social policy just so other countries stay cheap for rich to outsource. tech want gov control=easily corruptible to manipulate or prevent future new jobs

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  12. GW says:

    Well then the BC, UniParty is going to be thinking Twice about allowing Another Conservative justice to be appointed to the court. I predict you will see McConnell and other key UniParty Republicans pushing back on Trump’s next nominee. After all, why would they willingly slash their own wrists ? And I bet the UniParty Didn’t see this coming !

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  13. Aztecpiper says:

    I think Harry just fell off his treadmill again!

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  14. Jenny R. says:

    YEEEESSSS! I am finally free — never thought the day would come, but free at last, free at last!
    Having to pay that stupid union that does nothing for me was just awful. I never thought this would happen.

    Liked by 7 people

  15. ATheoK says:

    I’ve belonged to unions where they did do much good for the workers.

    Annd, I’ve belonged to unions because workplace rules forced union membership and compulsory dues, where the union supported work stifling rules instead of member’s needs.

    Finally, SCOTUS rules for the union members, not the Unions! Strike more blows for freedom!!!

    No wonder Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is exiting stage left on July 31st! I can imagine the rabid ladies excoriating Kennedy during discussions.

    Kagan screeches through 27 pages of dissent in an eighty three page decision against the majority.

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  16. rashomon says:

    Wow. Simply WOW! How many years?? Wow!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Zippy says:

    Next, get rid of THIS hugely expensive travesty:

    Why the Davis–Bacon Act Should Be Repealed

    https://www.heritage.org/jobs-and-labor/report/why-the-davis-bacon-act-should-be-repealed

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  18. Wondering how much unions have been donating to Dems?

    Or how brazen their diversion of funds to the Clinton Foundation has been?

    Or how their leaders might be personally benefiting from CF donations?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/The_War_Economy/status/1012034811979030528

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  19. Prediction: Dems are already in the USCOC offices of Tom Donovan, negotiating Play-for-Pay pricing for their votes to support Globalists’ Chinafication to put America’s union employees out of work.

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    • Shh: Speaker Ryan got them the appointment!

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Some other interesting, down the line spill over from this
        decision. Pardon the cussing, but less stupid shit might
        get built. A lot of overblown projects nationwide have sprung
        from union pension slush funds.

        Stolen Teamster’s pensions were what helped build
        Las Vegas. The biggest pension fund presently going is the
        teacher’s union pensions. How big? Teacher’s union pensions
        were what built the Mall of America in Duluth, MN.

        A lot of speculative, overblown, oversized development
        occurs due to having the slush available to finance it. What’s
        worse, is there’s many steps in the process in which pockets
        can be lined, politicians, zoning officials, and building inspectors
        can be bought off. Opportunities abound for kick backs. Melting
        the slush might make zoning decisions a little more honest.

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        • Looking forward to 2nd Term RICO cases on Unions looting pension funds.

          Then Municipality and NGO RICO cases.

          Timing should be just about right, after staffing up and completing the Clinton-Obama Foundation RICO cases, extending to nationwide Foundations.

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        • Fannie says:

          Your Tour Guide: (The Mall of America is near Minneapolis.) What I find frustrating is that here there’s no local media reporting on what city governments and Transit Authorities are up to.

          I bookmarked the site below:

          http://www.pensiontsunami.com/

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  20. I can almost here the sound of Democrat funding source drying up as we speak… Big MEGA win here!

    However, the really frightening thing about this case is how quickly and easily “liberals” (those dissenting) take away someone else’s Constitutional rights. I wonder how they would’ve ruled if this case involved a woman being forced to financially support a union that campaigned for Republicans and was pro-life? I think we all know the answer to that…

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  21. President Trump is making us the big club
    The Deplorables Super Elite Big Club
    JOIN NOW lol

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  22. jeans2nd says:

    The Dem union members who worked with us in the 2016 Trump Campaign were def Pro-Trump, but they were still all-union, all the time.

    Now for a wee bit of truth – they were also the ones who broke the law, working with PACs while working for Trump 2016, they were the ones stealing 50-packs of yard signs and sneaking them to the PACs (and blaming me), they were the ones engaging in the physical fights at rallies.
    Luv the union guys, they are the best, they had the best GOTV efforts. But, at what cost?

    Just glad to see the unions’ financial interests finally curtailed today. It is a start.

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