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Public-sector unions watch Supreme Court case closely


The U.S. Supreme Court began deliberating a case Monday that could dramatically curb the financial and political power of public-sector unions in Minnesota and more than 20 states around the country.

“It is hugely significant,” said David Larson, a professor of labor and employment law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. “It has to do with the viability of labor unions and their ability to finance themselves.”

A group of local union workers gathered Monday at Minnesota AFL-CIO headquarters to track the oral arguments on social media and discuss the possible implications on their own lives.


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