Onward: Judge Allows IL Workers to Challenge Forced Govt Dues

/ AP

A federal judge will allow three Illinois government workers to challenge the state’s compulsory union system over the objections of powerful public sector unions. Judge Robert W. Gettleman ruled Tuesday that the public sector employees had standing to challenge the “fair share” fees they are forced to pay to public sector unions, such as AFSCME. In the same ruling, Gettleman also dismissed the matching suit filed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, finding that he “has no personal stake in the manner.”