The 5-4 decision overturns a 1977 Supreme Court ruling that had let public-sector unions collect so-called agency fees from non-members to help cover the cost of collective bargaining. [...]
Writing for the court, Justice Samuel Alito said mandatory fees violated the free speech rights of workers who disagree with the union’s positions.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... s-jix6vl5x
I honestly can't I disagree with the decision. The idea that you must join a union and are compelled to pay for its activities in order to even get the job never sat well with me. If a union does a good job for you you will contribute, if it doesn't then they haven't earned their fee. Additionally it allows a "double dip" with legislators as you are both negotiating with the people that control your pay and contributing to these same legislators, supporting those that are most likely to give you the best benefits and pay etc. That I disagree with.
This only covers public-sector unions, so the public in the end is the one that pays for all this. Public sector employees are still able to be in a union and to pay the due or fees, is just can't be compelled, a requirement of employment anymore.