Often the Supreme Court — with the help of the National Right to Work Foundation staff — is the last place workers can go to protect their rights from Big Labor bosses. That’s why Right to Work staff lawyers made their 14th trip to the Supreme Court for oral arguments in the Daniel Locke v. Edward Karass case on October 6.
The case centers on previous court rulings that help employees not protected by Right to Work laws to refrain from joining a union. Union officials may still force non-members to pay union fees as a condition of employment; however, unions cannot force them to pay for activities like union politics and lobbying. But where to draw the line? The case will set criteria for determining whether an employee can be forced to fund Big Labor’s lawsuit machine.
Stefan Gleason, of the Foundation, takes an in depth look at the case for the Capital Research organization.