Alton, IL

Supreme Court Win For Home Care Workers

Story by WBGZ Radio

Home care workers in Illinois don't have to join a union or pay union fees if they don't want to.  That's the ruling that came down from the U.S. Supreme Court Monday morning.  The case of Harris versus Quinn was filed by suburban Chicago mom Pam Harris who gets about $375 a month from the state so she can take care of her developmentally disabled son at home instead of putting him in a state facility. 

Click here for summary

She was forced to join a union and pay fees back in 2009 after Governor Quinn signed an Executive Order requiring home care workers to join a union so they can get Medicaid benefits.  Supreme Court justices say it's a violation of the workers' First Amendment right.

(Copyright WBGZ / )


This site was created by
Copyright © 2018 Alton Daily News ยท WBGZ 1570 AM
227 Market St., Alton IL 62002 Phone: (618) 465-3535
EEO Report | Privacy Policy | Online Public File