Posts Tagged ‘friedrichs’

Apr
2016
6

Oregon’s Surprising “Right-to-Work” Ballot Initiative Actually Has a Shot, with a Twist

Oregon's Surprising
  Prior to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the subsequent pro-worker ruling in Friedrichs v. CTA, it was fairly easy to overlook the “Right-to-Work” ballot initiative heading for Oregon in November.  A SCOTUS ruling against CTA in Friedrichs would have created a de facto “Right-to-Work” law on the national level...
Mar
2016
30

Words Alone Can’t Capture the Importance of Yesterday’s Friedrichs Decision. Only This Meme Can.

Words Alone Can't Capture the Importance of Yesterday's Friedrichs Decision. Only This Meme Can.
  Workers’ rights advocates earned an indescribably important victory on Wednesday when the 8-person Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. This means a lower court ruling in favor of labor union rights stays in tact.  The lower court, the U.S. Ninth Circuit of Appeals in San...
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Nov
2015
17

21 Attorneys General to File Brief Supporting Unions in Massive SCOTUS Case

21 Attorneys General to File Brief Supporting Unions in Massive SCOTUS Case
  As the Supreme Court prepares to hear its most important organized labor case of the year, Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association, a group of 21 state Attorneys General have announced a plan to officially support the labor union side.  Among those taking the lead in the effort to file a brief in the case [&hellip...
Jul
2015
6

Dues and Don’ts: Labor Eyes Supreme Court in Lead-up to de Facto National “Right-to-Work” Decision

Dues and Don'ts: Labor Eyes Supreme Court in Lead-up to de Facto National
  The Supreme Court will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in its next term, a case which could create a national “Right-to-Work” law for government employees.  The case revolves around the long-standing and as-of-yet legally protected practice of unions collecting “fair share” or “agency” fees from workers...
Feb
2015
6

SCOTUS Considering Case Which Would Effectively Cripple Public Sector Unionism

SCOTUS Considering Case Which Would Effectively Cripple Public Sector Unionism
  Last week, an appeal was made to the Supreme Court in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a case that could severely weaken the power of public sector unions.  The case invovles a California elementary school teacher who does not want to pay $650 in annual “fair share fees” to the CTA for costs [&hellip...