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Illinois unions object to Supreme Court ruling

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A union representing Illinois home care workers is criticizing a Supreme Court ruling that found workers cannot be required to pay fees to help cover collective bargaining.

Flora Johnson is a home care provider from Chicago and chair of the Executive Board of Service Employees International Union's Healthcare Illinois.

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She says the Monday decision attempts to divide membership and limit union power.

The justices in a 5-4 split found requiring workers to pay union fees violates the First Amendment rights of nonmembers who disagree with the positions that unions take.

The ruling is a setback for labor unions that have bolstered their ranks in Illinois and other states by signing up hundreds of thousands of in-home care workers.

The lawsuit was filed by Winthrop Harbor home care worker Pamela Harris.

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