Conservatives supposedly hate freeloading. So why are they trying to legalize it?

Conservatives supposedly hate freeloaders.

So why do they support right to work laws - which literally legalize freeloading?

Our nation's nine unelected monarchs on the Supreme Court are poised to deal yet another blow to organized labor.

Recently they agreed to hear the case of Janus v. AFSCME, which challenges an Illinois law that requires public sector workers to pay what are known as "agency fees".

Agency fee laws are essentially a check against freeloading.

All workers who work in a union shop have to pay them -- even if they don't belong to the union -- to help cover the cost of the collective bargaining agreement that the union negotiates on their behalf.

Workers in states with right-to-work laws make around $6,000 less per year than workers in states that defend unions.

I thought conservatives were against freeloading.

Why are they trying to legalize it in Illinois?

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