(Chicago, IL) — The U.S. Supreme Court appears divided in an Illinois case that could gut the finances of government employee unions. Today, the justices heard arguments in a challenge to an Illinois state law that allows government workers’ unions to collect fees from workers who choose not to join the union. Governor Rauner was in Washington to hear the arguments. He backs the challenge as an issue of freedom of speech and freedom of association. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was also there. She calls the lawsuit an effort by a small group of well-funded right wing extremists to bust unions. There’s no word on when the court will rule.
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