Supreme Court to hear Maine case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a Maine case that pits 20 current and former state workers against the state and the Maine State Employees Association.

The case stems back to 2005, when lawmakers allowed the union to charge nonunion state workers a fee for being represented by the union in collective bargaining agreements. The workers who filed suit say the union is using the money to pay for litigation that is not related to their workplace.

The union has said that it spends those dues only on expenses allowed by law.

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