The Harris v. Quinn case decision was announced Monday by the Supreme Court. The verdict marks an important step in the march toward complete freedom for individual workers.
The 5-4 ruling specifically protects home healthcare workers from being forced to join a union or pay dues for an association that they are not — and don’t desire to be — a part of.
While this is an important victory, it’s only a first step toward protecting all workers — no matter their industries — from being forced to join a labor union or pay dues.
This case should offer motivation for Kentucky policymakers to pass a right-to-work law in our state. Such legislation would prevent coercive labor membership and paying association fees, something the highest court in the land ruled cannot be done — at least not to home healthcare workers.
Elaina Waters, BIPPS intern