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Home healthcare ruling may inhibit growth of powerful union
Los Angeles Times

The Service Employees International Union has been one of the fastest-growing unions in the country, a success story during a challenging time for labor.

But the SEIU may have trouble maintaining its growth after Monday’s Supreme Court decision allowing home healthcare workers to opt out of paying union fees even if the union bargains on their behalf. If history is any guide, once workers can opt out of paying fees, they also opt out of belonging to the union.