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Home healthcare ruling may inhibit growth of powerful union
Home healthcare ruling may inhibit growth of powerful union

The Service Employees International Union has been one of the fastest-growing unions in the country, a success story during a challenging time for labor. But the SEIU may have trouble maintaining its growth after Monday's Supreme Court decision allowing home healthcare workers to opt out of paying union fees even if the union bargains on their behalf. If history is any guide, once workers can opt out of paying fees, they also opt out of belonging to the union. Home healthcare workers "had become an area of expansion for the unions," said Daniel DiSalvo, assistant professor of political science at City College of New York and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Now,...

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