Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (center, waving) leaves the US Supreme Court after the justices ruled that states cannot force government workers to pay union fees, a decision he supported. Photo: AP

US Supreme Court deals sharp defeat to public employee unions by banning mandatory fees – likely dealing a blow to Democrats

For the unions, which traditionally have supported Democrats, the ruling will mean an immediate loss of some funding and a gradual erosion in their membership

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (center, waving) leaves the US Supreme Court after the justices ruled that states cannot force government workers to pay union fees, a decision he supported. Photo: AP
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