A bill that would allow public-service unions to charge non-members for the cost of representing them through grievance processes has passed both Massachusetts state houses, The Associated Press reported.

If signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, the legislation would offer the unions some respite from the Supreme Court’s “Janus” ruling last year. The state’s majority Democratic legislatures approved the bill on July 3, with one lawmaker saying the law would restore some of the resources lost by the unions since the ruling.

“Asking non-union workers to provide a fair share to cover the cost of union representation will help remedy the blow to organized labor that the U.S. Supreme Court allowed last year,” State Senator Julian Cyr said.



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This is only fair and hopefully help maintain unions. People must remember the rich will use any method to keep you weak / poor / unhappy and abused so them may continue well beyond the average person. Most can’t go toe toe in the courts with these wealthy businesses/Government without help for fairness . We need unions to help balance the system and even with that it’s tremendous mountain to climb.

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