Can Forced-Unionism Apologists Handle the Truth?

On January 8, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In an op-ed published this week regarding a landmark legal case about to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and part-time pundit, gets one important thing right. As Chemerinsky says, the High Court’s 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education […]

Mandatory Bar Doesn’t Aim to Prevent ‘Individual Attorneys’ From Getting ‘Better Terms Than Those Obtainable by the Group’

On December 8, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

As I discussed last week in a blog post on this site (see the first link below), Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a potentially landmark case scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 11, has involved a remarkably rapid change in the legal strategy of proponents of compulsory union dues and fees […]

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 […]