The Washington State Attorney General’s refusal to comment on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in Harris v. Quinn applies to this state has indirectly confirmed Freedom Foundation’s contention that as many as four different groups of legally similar Washington workers are impacted.
Records obtained by the Freedom Foundation from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office under the state Public Records Act indicate that his administration is working with Washington labor unions affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Harris v. Quinn decision in order to maintain the unions’ ability to automatically deduct dues from certain union-represented workers.
The drama surrounding the implementation (or lack thereof) of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Harris v. Quinn decision in Washington continues to unfold.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn, which found that it was unconstitutional for home health care providers to be forced to union dues or fees against their will, SEIU 775 in Washington quietly began ceasing the dues deductions for providers who asked them to do so.
In July, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an Illinois “scheme” by which individual home health care providers had union dues automatically deducted from their state Medicaid reimbursement payments.
Still no Ruling from AG’s Office on Whether Harris v. Quinn Applies in Washington State, but the Handwriting is Clearly on the Wall