From the Free Beacon:

A federal judge appointed by Barack Obama blocked Illinois home health aides from recovering dues money they say was illegally withdrawn from their checks by labor giant Service Employees International Union.

District Court Judge Manish Shah denied class action status to three home health aides attempting to recover agency fees that SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana (SEIU) deducted from their Medicaid reimbursements. The union received more than $32 million in dues from 80,000 personal assistants from 2008 to 2014, when the Supreme Court declared the collection scheme unconstitutional. Shah said that the plaintiff home health aides had not adequately proved that every one of their peers felt cheated by the union.