Friedrichs v. CTA: Case dead, but questions raised about teachers’ rights live on

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  California, Education, Illinois, National, News  /  No Comments

“The current doctrine simply is not sustainable. Government should not be able to force individuals to give money to ideas they disagree with, whether that be teachers unions or any other ideological organization.”

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Ohio lawmaker wants to free workers, unions from forced representation

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Labor, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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An Ohio lawmaker wants to solve unions’ biggest complaint about the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association lawsuit in case the petitioners win.

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Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: Down but not out

By   /  March 31, 2016  /  California, Education, Judiciary, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Part 8 of 10 in the series Friedrichs versus California Teachers Association When the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 split ruling in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case on Tuesday, union leaders did a verbal touchdown dance. But critics of the practice of compulsory union dues said the game is far from over. “This isn’t the end,” […]

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Unions celebrate ruling on mandatory fees, but the debate continues

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  California, Judiciary, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Tuesday’s 4-4 Supreme Court decision allowing public employee unions to keep taking mandatory fees was, predictably, celebrated by union officials.

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Are forced union dues key to ‘labor peace’ for public workers?

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  California, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Union leaders’ “labor peace” rationale for taking forced dues from teachers and other public employees is a flimsy one, a new study suggests.

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Here’s why union bosses hate California teacher Rebecca Friedrichs

By   /  December 9, 2015  /  California, Education, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Why are union bosses bashing California teacher Rebecca Friedrichs and the other plaintiffs in the Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case?

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