By: Ashley K. Laken, Esq.

On November 22, 2013, a group of home-care providers for Medicaid recipients in Illinois filed their brief in Harris v. Quinn (No. 11-681) in which they urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its precedent allowing union fair share fees to be imposed on public employees.

The Supreme Court

By Bradford L. Livingston (Seyfarth Department Chair for Labor Relations Practice Group)

After last week’s post on more than a half century of steadily declining unionization rates, several readers asked me to comment on the reasons behind the vast disparity between union densities in the private (6.6%) and public (35.9%) sectors. While other factors may

By: Bradford L. Livingston, Esq.  (Seyfarth Department Chair for Labor Relations Practice Group)

Rational business people focus on selling products and services that consumers want.  But these same business people also must understand that consumer wants and needs change over time.  In fact, business school case studies are replete with examples of now-defunct organizations, and

By:  Ronald J. Kramer

On June 21, 2012, in Knox et al. v. Service Employees International Union, Local 1000, the Supreme Court issued a landmark, 5-2-2 decision which held that a union that imposes a special fee or other dues increase mid-year to meet expenses that were not earlier disclosed when the regular dues rates