The Teacher Paradox: Educators Organize Under Fire is from The American Prospect.

Teachers Unions Scramble to Save Themselves After Supreme Court’s Blow is from The NY Times.

After Janus, How to Tilt the Balance of Power Back to Workers is from In These Times.

Is This Supreme Court Decision The End Of Teachers Unions? is from NPR.

OPINION: What the Supreme Court’s union decision really means for teachers is from The Hechinger Report.

Supreme Court Deals Blow To Teachers, Students & Their Families

Janus, the Supreme Court, and Teachers’ Unions: An Overview is from Ed Week.

Unions After Janus: Fewer Members, Less Money, and More Teacher Voice? is from Ed Week.

The Supreme Court case that could kneecap public sector unions, explained is from Vox.

To Stem Likely Membership Losses, Teachers’ Unions Play Offense is from Ed Week.

When the Supreme Court Doesn’t Care About Facts is from The Atlantic.

Unions Prepare to Lose in the Courthouse and Strike Back in the Statehouse is from CalMatters.

Key justice is silent as Supreme Court re-argues case critical to CTA, other public employee unions is from Ed Source.

What’s at issue, what’s at stake in Janus, the Supreme Court case challenging compulsory union fees is from Ed Source.

Supreme Court to hear case on unions, non-member financial requirements is from CNN.

Supreme Court Janus case is bigger than unions. Upward mobility is at stake. is from USA Today.

Behind a Key Anti-Labor Case, a Web of Conservative Donors is from The NY Times.

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.

Here’s what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions is from CNN.

This Is Just How Badly Scott Walker Has Decimated Public Schools in Wisconsin is from Mother Jones.

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.

New Challenge to Teachers’ Union Fees Takes Up After Friedrichs Deadlock is from Ed Week.

Springtime for Union Busting? is from The Nation.

Gov. Brown, Democrats to require school districts to give greater access to unions is from Ed Source.

How will Trump’s Supreme Court nominee rule on California union cases? is from The Sacramento Bee.

Are Teachers’ Unions on the Brink of Demise? is from Ed Week. 

The Bogus ‘Free Speech’ Argument Against Unions is from The Atlantic.

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.

Teachers’ Unions Sigh in Relief as SCOTUS Deadlocks in Friedrichs Case is from Ed Week.

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.

Joint Statement on Public Service Workers on Supreme Court Grant of Cert in Friedrichs v. CTA

Supreme Court to hear case challenging compulsory fees to CTA is from Ed Source.

Guest Post: Scalia May Be Critical Vote in Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Ass’n is from “On Labor.”

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.

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.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Today On Case Designed To Destroy Unions

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.

An Open Letter to Teachers Fighting Fair Share Fees: How Your Fight Could Hurt Students is John T. McCrann.

Pondering the future of CTA, Sacramento post-Friedrichs is from Cabinet Report.

With Trump’s Victory, Friedrichs Likely Short-Lived is from Ed Week.