Montana Unions Expecting Right-To-Work Blow From US Supreme Court

A U-S Supreme court decision expected in the coming weeks could deal a big blow to Montana’s public sector unions. The decision could make Montana a so-called ‘Right-to-Work’ state in the public sector, costing the state’s biggest union membership, revenue, and bargaining power.

“A union only works or only works well when the majority, if not a vast majority, of the members in a bargaining unit are members of that union,” Montana Federation of Public Employees Eric Feaver says. “When some people decide for whatever reason they just don’t want to participate in the work of the union and they don’t even want to pay dues to the union, because what, it doesn’t mean anything to them?”