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The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to organized labor Wednesday, ruling that requiring non-union government employees to pay dues infringes on their First Amendment rights.

Illinois' largest public employee union feels it has plenty to complain about. The union known as AFSCME has been fighting for what it says is overdue pay -- going all the way back to 2011.

Seth Perlman / The Associated Press

The labor union representing Illinois prison guards says assaults on staff are way up, and state officials aren’t doing enough about it.