Well, that’s that:
The Supreme Court has delivered a potentially crushing blow to public-sector unions, ruling 5-4 today that they cannot collect fees from non-members. The ruling will likely diminish unions’ negotiating power and, with it, their political clout.
Why it matters: The public sector is one of the last bastions of labor’s strength — about 34% of government workers are unionized, compared with just 6.5% of the private sector. But this ruling could shrink those rolls significantly.
This is the direct result of the GOP stealing a SCOTUS seat, and is also the direct result of people who voted for the Russian Usurper and/or declined to vote because they are too pure.
All of us (not just public-sector employees) are going to suffer because of the 2016 Goat Rodeo, and if you thought that shaking things up was going to be a good thing, welcome to being a serf.