O.C. teachers go before U.S. Supreme Court Monday over union dues

January 8, 2016

Four Orange County teachers are among a group of educators going before the United States Supreme Court on Monday to argue that laws requiring public-sector employees help pay for collective bargaining, even if they are not union members, are unconstitutional.

The case – Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association – hinges on whether a California “fair share” law, which forces non-union employees to pay a portion of dues to fund labor negotiations, violates the free-speech rights of teachers who may disagree with unions on collective bargaining issues.

A key point in the oral arguments, both sides said in press conferences Thursday, is whether collective bargaining is inherently political, which would make union dues a form of political speech. If so, the Supreme Court could rule that the First Amendment prohibits states from compelling teachers to pay.

  • Cajun812

    I’d argue, rightfully, that forced participation, forced contributions and a forced, one-sided view under threat of job loss might be just a bit against the idea of freedom in the Land of Liberty!? Hellooo!!!


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