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How Justice Scalia could become the savior of public employee unions
How Justice Scalia could become the savior of public employee unions

Organized labor is on tenterhooks these days over a pending Supreme Court ruling that could spell life or death for public employee unions. What makes this a man-bites-dog story is the identity of the man who might save public employee unions from extinction: The reliably conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Here's the background of Harris vs. Quinn, on which a ruling is expected from the court any day now. The roots of the case date back to 2003, when the Illinois Legislature designated some home healthcare workers public employees and allowed them to organize through the Service Employees International Union. They didn't have to join the SEIU, but those who didn't...

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