The U.S. Supreme Court was unequivocal in its ruling this morning giving unions notice that their dues extortion schemes were illegal. Womp. Womp. A whole generation of Democratic fundraisers must actually work for their money instead of tricking taxpayers into funding Democratic candidate campaigns.
Here is what Supreme Court Justice Alito wrote in the majority opinion:
“States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees.”
That’s pretty darn clear. To be transparent, Colorado is not one of two dozen states that allows union dues extortion unions to collect fees from nonconsenting employees, but Colorado Democrats certainly benefit from this practice.
Colorado Politics also uncovered this gem about the potential impact of this ruling, which is just the icing on the cake:
“A recent study by Frank Manzo of the Illinois Public Policy Institute and Robert Bruno of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign estimated that public-sector unions could lose more than 700,000 members over time as a result of the ruling and that unions also could suffer a loss of political influence that could depress wages as well.”
Following the ruling, center-right Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. Why not go out on a high note?