public worker unions http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Case Striking Illinois Requirement That Home-Health Workers Pay Dues May Only Apply In That State http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/case-striking-illinois-requirement-home-health-workers-pay-dues-may-only-apply-state <p>In a case from Illinois that may not reach outside that state, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Pamela Harris, whose child’s disabilities required that he have around-the-clock care. She became his home health worker and objected to having to pay union dues that she thought reduced the amount of money she had to care for her child.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:27:14 +0000 William H. Freivogel 37665 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Case Striking Illinois Requirement That Home-Health Workers Pay Dues May Only Apply In That State After 10-Hour Block, Mo. Senate Gives First Approval To Scaled-Back Bill On Union Paycheck Rules http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-10-hour-block-mo-senate-gives-first-approval-scaled-back-bill-union-paycheck-rules <p>The Missouri Senate has given first round approval to a scaled-backed version of the so-called Paycheck Protection bill.</p><p>The original bill would have barred unions from automatically withholding dues from the paychecks of public employees, but Senate Democrats spent nearly ten hours Monday night and Tuesday morning blocking the bill. The filibuster ended when the bill was changed to allow annual consent for withholding union dues from paychecks.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:14:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10112 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After 10-Hour Block, Mo. Senate Gives First Approval To Scaled-Back Bill On Union Paycheck Rules