Very bad news: Supreme Court again will consider mandatory fees to public-employee unions is from The Washington Post. Ed Week also has an article on the case.
Son of Friedrichs advances: Unfortunately, a new court case that, if successful, could cripple public employee unions, is advancing. Read about it at this Associated Press story, New high court challenge to labor unions follows 4-4 split.
California union dues case dies, but another rises up is from The Sacramento Bee.
Springtime for Union Busting? is from The Nation.
How will Trump’s Supreme Court nominee rule on California union cases? is from The Sacramento Bee.
Teachers, students and their families won when the Supreme Court gave a tied four-to-four verdict, meaning that the challenge to public sector unions went down to defeat.
Here are some useful articles on the decision:
Victory for Unions as Supreme Court, Scalia Gone, Ties 4-4 is from The New York Times.
Supreme Court’s deadlock on union fees could be the first of many tie votes is from The L.A. Times.
A Narrow Escape for Public-Sector Unions is from The Atlantic.
The Supreme Court has just made a terrible decision to hear the Friedrichs case which, if they rule in favor of the plaintiffs (the likely outcome) will eviscerate public employee unions, including our teachers associations.
And those are not the only ones who will be affected. As I said in a tweet earlier today:
I thought readers might find these resources on the case helpful (you might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important):
The End of Public-Employee Unions? is from The Atlantic.
Activists look to courts to weaken grip of California teachers union is from The Sacramento Bee.
What AFT members need to know about the ‘Friedrichs’ case is from The American Federation of Teachers.
Teachers ask high court to hear union dues case is from Ed Source.
Justices take up dispute over union fees is from The Associated Press.
Supreme Court to Reconsider Key Precedent on Teachers’ Union Fees is from Ed Week.
Supreme Court to hear case challenging compulsory fees to CTA is from Ed Source.
Supreme Court Case Poses Threat to Teachers’ Union Financing is from Ed Week.
Challenge to ‘Fair Share’ Union Fees Unfair and Unworkable is from Ed Week.
‘Friedrichs v. CTA’ – What you need to know about challenge to union dues is from Ed Source.
Civil rights groups join unions against Friedrichs https://t.co/NelUovx1Qc Where are EdTrust, TFA, DFER, Stand, 50CAN?
— alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) November 17, 2015
How Defunding Public Sector Unions Will Diminish Our Democracy is by Richard Kahlenberg.
Why Are Unions So Worried About an Upcoming Supreme Court Case? is from The Atlantic.
Will the U.S. Supreme Court Gut Public-Employee Unions? is from The Atlantic.
Strong Unions, Strong Democracy is by Richard Kahlenberg, and appeared in The New York Times.
Supreme Court signals it’s ready to hand CTA, public unions big setback is from Ed Source.
Why Some States Want Strong Public-Sector Unions is from The Atlantic.
Pondering the future of CTA, Sacramento post-Friedrichs is from Cabinet Report.
With Trump’s Victory, Friedrichs Likely Short-Lived is from Ed Week.