Lawyers argued before the Supreme Court Monday that having to pay dues to public sector unions violates the First Amendment. A roundup of editorials Thursday takes a look at the issue.
Opinions from the left:
From The Los Angeles Times: Will the Supreme Court side against unions on the fees? It sounded like they might, and that would be a big mistake.
If you wondered why Republicans were so eager to keep #MerrickGarland off the bench, the #Janus case shows what they were up to. Judicial activism is now a habit of the right. My column: Conservatives are using the Supreme Court to destroy unions. https://t.co/kpBpuuvX0A— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) March 1, 2018
From The Guardian: When will we put people before profits? Unions give the average worker a fair shot at a living wage.
From Jesse Jackson: Public sector unions represent everyone, whether they belong to the union or not. Those allowed to opt out of dues will still be represented.