The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will likely determine the future of public sector unions. The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, was brought forward by Rebecca Friedrichs, a teacher who is suing the California Teachers Association. Ms. Friedrichs is suing, saying that the mandatory union dues she’s required to pay as a condition of employment violates “the principles of free speech and association.” The case will be decided by the Supreme Court prior to their adjournment next year.
Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is an important case with wide implications for the future of unions as well as future elections where expansive and forced government union membership has meant union power. A win for Friedrichs would be a great win for teachers all across the nation who are tired of propping up a system that serves no one well except union bosses.
Below is a link to the Amicus Brief the Freedom Freedom of Minnesota has co-signed asking the Supreme Court to restore teachers' rights.
Posted on Wed, September 16, 2015
by Annette Meeks