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Supreme Court decision a win for unions at many hospitals
Modern Healthcare

Public employees unions may continue to charge dues to non-members who benefit from their collective bargaining activities following a Supreme Court decision Tuesday.

The case involved teachers’ unions, but the decision has implications for many hospitals and their employees as well. More than 21% of U.S. hospitals are owned by federal, state or local governments, according to the American Hospital Association.

The American Nurses Association praised the court’s ruling.

“This ruling is a victory for hard-working Americans who benefit from better wages, benefits and improved working conditions achieved through collective bargaining,” ANA Presiden Pamela Cipriano said in a statement.