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Harris v. Quinn: What Does the Supreme Court Decision Mean?


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The Supreme Court has ruled this week in Harris v. Quinn that state-paid care workers in Illinois are "partial public employees" whose First Amendment rights were violated by their fair share agreement. Significantly, the Court did not overrule Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, a decision that held that fair share clauses do not violate the First Amendment rights of public employees. How will this decision affect agency shop clauses for Medicaid workers in other states? Is a reversal of Abood in the offing? Join our speakers for analysis of the Court's decision and its impact on employers, workers, and unions throughout the country.

Our panel of experts includes:
? Nicole G. Berner, Associate General Counsel, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), on SEIU Respondent's Brief to Supreme Court
? James J. Brudney, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, addressing Constitutional issues
? John H. Gross (ILR’68), Partner, Ingerman Smith LLP, represents public sector employers