Harris v. Quinn freed workers from paying for union political agenda

By Paul Kersey
The Illinois Policy Institute’s recent report on union spending focused on Illinois’ big, statewide public-sector unions, but there are lots of important locals that are misusing their members’ funds as well. One of the most interesting is Healthcare IL-IN, a Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, local that played a controversial role in organizing day-care...

TAGS: Chicago, Harris v Quinn, labor, SEIU: Service Employees International Union, unions

Harris v. Quinn detractors are missing the point

By Paul Kersey
Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Harris v. Quinn, union supporters – including many politicians who have benefitted from union support themselves – have written articles and statements bemoaning the decision. These pieces have been notable for the things they don’t talk about: who the plaintiffs actually were and what the court...

TAGS: Harris v Quinn, Pam Harris, SCOTUS