On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that non-union members in a closed shop were not required to pay special dues used solely to engage in political campaigning.
The case stems from California, where the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) tried to compel additional dues with what the court deemed insufficient notice. The 7-2 majority also called this a First Amendment free-speech issue.
Barbara Comstock is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and is affiliated with the Workforce Fairness Institute. She says this is not a huge step toward fairness for employees and employers but it is a step in the right direction. She also explains what this could mean down the road and where the union movement and right to work movements stand right now.