A new U.S. Pat. Supreme Court ruling on government workers and union people in the United States, United States of America.
The troopers have sued the Connecticut State Police Union and state officials at Federal Court in Bridgeport. Their lawyer, W.James Young of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation,
their lawyer , the US Supreme Court ruling wants to help them win their case and get back the money they say. Union dues are about $ 750 per year per trooper.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday that government workers can not afford to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining ,
The federal judge in the troopers' lawsuit case had
"Public sector forced unionism in the United States is dead," said Young of the ruling's effect.
Marc Lamberty, who left the union in 201
Andrew Matthews, head of the state police union, said he does not comment on pending litigation. [19659002Stateofficialsincourtdocuments
State Attorney General George Jepsen, whose office is representing state officials in the lawsuit, said he could not comment on the Supreme Court's decision wants to affect pending litigation.
"From a more general and larger policy standpoint, though, it does not seem fair to allow the benefits of union representation without contributing to the support of the union," h e said in a statement.
A trial in the lawsuit is scheduled to begin in September.