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Will the Supreme Court Kill Unions?

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Author: dianeravitch

The Supreme Court hasa cepted for review a case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. It is a challenge to the fair share fees that unions charge non members. If the CTA loses, unions would be weakened by a loss if members and revenues. The Democratic Party would also be weakened. Some of the most conservative judges have been carefully biding their time, waiting for a case to finish off organized labor. Will this be the case that lands the death blow to public sector unions.

Without teachers’ unions, there will be no one to fight for adequate funding of schools, smaller classes, decent salaries, or teachers’ rights to due process.

Here are some readings:

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/17595/friedrichs_v_california_teachers_association

http://m.watchdog.org/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwatchdog.org%2F226369%2Fscotus-will-hear-friedrichs-v-california-teachers-association-case%2F&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F#2902

http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2015/07/02/how-the-supreme-court-could-doom-teachers-unions

Here is the unions’ reaction:

http://www.aft.org/press-release/joint-statement-public-service-workers-supreme-court-grant-cert-friedrichs-v

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