Supreme Court Hears Case on Public-Sector Union Fees

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WASHINGTON—The power of public-sector unions hung in jeopardy Monday after Supreme Court arguments put front and center the raw politics behind a dispute over payroll deductions that support collective bargaining.

Justice Anthony Kennedy ticked off an agenda he suggested public-sector unions bring when they bargain with state and local government: “for a greater size workforce, against privatization, against merit promotion, for teacher tenure, for higher wages, for massive government, for increasing bonded indebtedness, for…