CHICAGO - Union officials representing Illinois' home health care workers say they're concerned about the loss of revenue if individuals who were forced into membership leave the union as a result of today's U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Keith Kelleher, who is a president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) says about 70 percent of the roughly 26,000 home health care workers are dues-paying members.
The High Court ruled Monday that public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union. It is estimated the SEIU reaps $20 million a year in forced dues from these workers.
Keller told AP the union will target home health care workers in the private sector to help make up revenue.