Rebecca Mabry

Reeder: Are future union changes on the way?

SPRINGFIELD — Should anyone be compelled to support a political cause they don’t believe in?

That’s the crux of an Illinois legal issue almost certain to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the past, the high court has ruled that workers in non-right-to-work states can be forced to pay “fair share” dues to unions as long as none of the money goes toward political purposes.

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