U.S. top court rules against public unions over in-home care workers

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Posted: Jun 30, 2014 10:09 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that in-home care workers in Illinois who are paid by the state cannot be compelled to pay union dues.

The court held on a 5-4 vote that the free speech and free association rights of the workers were violated but the scope of the ruling was limited because the justices decided not to upend a decades-old practice that lets public-sector unions collect money from workers who do not want union representation.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller)