Case Update: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

The Supreme Court of the United States upheld an appellate court decision that found agency fee constitutional. Thus, the law remains as it has for over forty years. This is good news for unions and our siblings throughout working America.

Additional detailed information can be found here on the SCOTUS blog.

Issue: (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated under the First Amendment; and (2) whether it violates the First Amendment to require that public employees affirmatively object to subsidizing nonchargeable speech by public-sector unions, rather than requiring that employees affirmatively consent to subsidizing such speech.

Judgment: Affirmed by an equally divided Court in a per curiam opinion on March 29, 2016.

 

Posted in Union News, Updates.