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    How the Friedrichs v. Calif. Teachers Association SCOTUS Case Could Actually Be a Boon for Unions

    As unions file their legal briefs in the epic Friedrichs vs. CTA anti-union Supreme Court case, one clever legal scholar argues that Friedrichs is “an unexpected tool for labor.”

    University of Chicago Teaching Fellow Heather Whitney’s forthcoming paper in the NYU Journal of Law and Liberty makes a compelling case that an adverse decision in Friedrichs would hand unions a first amendment argument to refuse to represent non-members. And, as I have argued, that is a roadmap to union competition at workplaces, competing demands on individual employers and the end of contractual no-strike agreements.

    Chaos, in other words—and just the sort of chaos that this attack on unions deserves in response.
    How the Friedrichs v. Calif. Teachers Association SCOTUS Case Could Actually Be a Boon for Unions - Working In These Times

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    New York City Mayor Files Amicus Brief in Teachers Union Case
    In an attempt to thwart what would be a devastating U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling against mandatory union membership, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has filed a brief defending the claim labor unions have the right to force employees to pay “agency fees,” which allegedly strip out costs in dues not related to collective bargaining.

    New York City joined a growing number of parties filing amicus briefs in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association SCOTUS case. The ruling is expected to determine whether public sector union members must pay “agency fees” to the union. Those fees are usually less than the full union membership dues, because unions are supposed to take out any of the costs for activities not related to contract negotiations when setting agency fees.
    New York City Mayor Files Amicus Brief in Teachers Union Case | Heartlander Magazine

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    This Supreme Court Case Could Make All Public Unions ‘Right to Work’
    On January 11, the Supreme Court will hear argument on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a full-bore attack on public-sector unions. The lead Friedrichs plaintiffs, a group of fiercely anti-union California public-school teachers, seek to reverse Abood v. Detroit Board of Education (1977) on First Amendment grounds. Abood has provided the bedrock constitutional analysis and recommended administrative structure for public-sector unionism for nearly 40 years. Its reversal would trigger an earthquake in American labor relations. The legal foundations of thousands of public-sector bargaining agreements, covering millions of workers providing all manner of public services, will disappear. The whole of American public employment, at all levels of government, will become a “right to work” (i.e., right not to pay for service) killing field for unions.
    This Supreme Court Case Could Make All Public Unions

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    High court hears critical union case

    The most important union-related case in more than a generation was heard before the U.S. Supreme Court this morning, and its effects could be wide-reaching for the Teamsters and other unions.
    A negative ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association involving public workers and their unions could hurt all workers nationwide in their fight for their rights and decency on the job. The case pits nine anti-union teachers against the two teachers unions in California who represent them and against the state. The issue is whether states can order anti-union workers – whom, however, the union represents -- to pay “agency fees” to cover costs of contract bargaining and administration, such as defending grievances.
    A decision in the case is not expected until June.
    Teamster Nation: High court hears critical union case

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    This article gives a lot more information as to where things stand.

    Supreme Court Seems Poised to Deal Unions a Major Setback

    Collective bargaining, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said, is inherently political when the government is the employer. “Many critical points are matters of public concern,” he said, mentioning issues like tenure, merit pay, promotions and classroom size.

    The best hope for a victory for the unions had rested with Justice Antonin Scalia, who has written and said things sympathetic to their position. But he was consistently hostile on Monday.

    ”The problem is that everything that is collectively bargained with the government is within the political sphere, almost by definition,” he said.

    The court’s four liberal members were on the defensive, asking whether there was good reason to overturn a 1977 decision by the court that allowed the fees.

    “You start overruling things,” Justice Stephen G. Breyer said. “What happens to the country thinking of us as a kind of stability in a world that is tough because it changes a lot?”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/us...back.html?_r=0

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    Anti-unionism is real reason behind Supreme Court case

    The huge political consequences of the case were unstated in the chamber, but the argument was at times as partisan as a debate on the House floor. Carvin frequently interrupted and talked over the three female justices — classic “mansplaining,” as Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick observed from the press seats. Carvin referred to the other side’s argument as the “so-called opposition” and pronounced Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s surname as “Soto-my-ear.” At one point he quipped that he has a First Amendment right not to join the American Bar Association, “because virtually every word out of their mouth I disagree with.” Justice Samuel Alito guffawed.

    The argument was mostly for show, because there was little doubt the 1977 Abood decision will go down. This will make it easier for public-sector workers who benefit from collective bargaining but who don’t want to be in unions to avoid paying fees to the union, even for nonpolitical functions. Union finances will be further drained at a time when labor is historically weak.
    The Teamsters and workers can't change the decision of the Supreme Court. But both can counteract any such a ruling by continuing to organize and pushing our lawmakers for policies that benefit workers. That why the Teamsters unveiled their "Let's Get America Working" platform last year and why it will continue to fight like hell to get it implemented.
    Teamster Nation: Anti-unionism is real reason behind Supreme Court case

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    May the Koch's and their lackey bottlickers choke and the most expensive items they digest today.....and may Hellfire and damnation await on the other side.
    Selfish, greedy SOB's that they are.

    We are forced to go through years of psychological, mental, emotional, and spiritual attacks to get a certain percentage to say they're even interested in voting to belong to a union.
    Then it continues as a campaign is implemented to gather enough yes votes so that we have a majority to say that we desire representation and a legal binding contract. Then the abuse continues until the contract is negotiated and agreed upon.
    Evil doesn't even attempt to hide in the current union busting.g campaigns.
    It is outright, upfront, in-the-face, abuse of American citizens...oftentimes perpetrated and paid for by corporations....who are so ARROGANT to publicly state the they owe nothing to any geographical location.
    Unionbusting is the destroyer of sovereignty at all levels. The destroyer of eceonomic political voice from the level of earning ones pay, to a combined political/economic voice in the locality, county, state and nation.
    It is antiAmerican, antiCapitalist, antiFreedom, antiLiberty, antihumanitarian, antifamily, and antiCatholic...which in most of the world means antiChristian.....for most recent Popes since the mid 1

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    ...mid 1800's, if not all have stated that unions should be honored.

    Current politics shows that the majority have turned from corporate sponsored politicians as Sanders and Trump are favorites..unfounded by corporate cash.

    If we are required to have a majority vote to receive representation....then that vote should declare a winner. And that win on our side should mean everyone pays dues and gets represented.
    The nonunion side should not get their way on a yes and no vote to representation.
    The prounion side definitely does NOT get representation on a majority no vote.
    They CANNOT have it both ways.
    Nobody got Romney when Obama won.
    Votes don't work that way.

    If this goes through....then right-to-work should mean everyone has a right to representation WITHOUT A MAJORITY VOTE.
    NO VOTE ANYMORE.
    NO MORE CAMPAIGNS .....WE PAY AND ARE REPRESENTED...NO VOTE REQUIRED EVER......AND SHOULD A MAJORITY BEGIN BEING REPRESENTED,BE THEY FULL OR PART TIME.....A CONTRACT AUTOMATICALLY NEGOTIATED....NO MORE VOTES TO JOIN. IT MEANS NOTHING SHOULD THIS PASS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    ...mid 1800's, if not all have stated that unions should be honored.

    Current politics shows that the majority have turned from corporate sponsored politicians as Sanders and Trump are favorites..unfounded by corporate cash.

    If we are required to have a majority vote to receive representation....then that vote should declare a winner. And that win on our side should mean everyone pays dues and gets represented.
    The nonunion side should not get their way on a yes and no vote to representation.
    The prounion side definitely does NOT get representation on a majority no vote.
    They CANNOT have it both ways.
    Nobody got Romney when Obama won.
    Votes don't work that way.

    If this goes through....then right-to-work should mean everyone has a right to representation WITHOUT A MAJORITY VOTE.
    NO VOTE ANYMORE.
    NO MORE CAMPAIGNS .....WE PAY AND ARE REPRESENTED...NO VOTE REQUIRED EVER......AND SHOULD A MAJORITY BEGIN BEING REPRESENTED,BE THEY FULL OR PART TIME.....A CONTRACT AUTOMATICALLY NEGOTIATED....NO MORE VOTES TO JOIN. IT MEANS NOTHING SHOULD THIS PASS.
    Everything, I mean everything is tipped against the working class now. The school district I live in is non union, unlike the Albuquerque School District. I have a friend right now working in our district and she would love to be union. I have watched the teachers union in Albuquerque fight for many, many rights and changes at the state level for teachers. Any teacher who would rather not pay dues really should go work somewhere else.

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    Anti-unionism is the real reason behind Supreme Court case. No, It's about 1st amendment rights. The teachers suing are expected to win this Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case

 

 
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