Via Christina: Labor unions have experienced a court loss, and freedom has triumphed, to a degree, in Ohio. Carol Katter, a Catholic, didn’t want to give money to the pro-abortion NEA. She was told only Seventh-day Adventists and Mennonites could claim exemptions, because of their historic anti-union stance. Catholics, as members of a church that has a pro-union reputation, could not. The union’s lawyer told her to pay dues or change religions. She fought, and a federal court has thrown out the law. All individuals have the right to refuse union dues for religious grounds; this right cannot be restricted to members of any specific denomination.
It isn’t a complete victory for freedom, however. Workers are still obligated to belong to an organization they have not chosen to join, and to give up a portion of their salary (albeit to charity) at the demand of that organization. AP story.