Southworth Precedent Not Helpful For Forced-Union-Fee Proponents in Friedrichs Case

On December 2, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Today more than 20 states have laws on the books explicitly requiring all or some types of front-line public workers to pay dues or fees to a union they may not want as a condition of employment. And the vast majority of unionized state and local government employees in the U.S. reside in these Big […]

Union Bosses Smear Teachers

On November 30, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union bosses are demonizing one of their own who has dared to disagree with their policies.  Faced with losing billions of dollars at a critical time, union officials, from the AFL_CIO to teacher union officials themselves, all are desperate to keep their forced-dues windfall operating.  Friedrichs v. CTA, a case currently before the Supreme Court, […]

To Maintain ‘Peace,’ Schools Must Extract Forced Union Fees From Teachers Who Are Harmed by Big Labor ‘Representation’?

On November 23, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In upholding the constitutionality of Big Labor-public employer pacts to fire government employees who refuse to pay fees to a union they would never voluntarily join 38 years ago, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart admitted that such coercion “may well” be thought to “interfere” with dissenting employees’ First Amendment rights. Stewart then […]