Unions Headed for Supreme Court Loss? | Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

The Center for Individual Rights is representing Rebecca Friedrichs and nine other California teachers in a lawsuit against the California Teachers Association – arguing that forced union association and dues payments are illegal. The case has made it all the way to the United States Supreme Court.
Lead plaintiff Rebecca Friedrichs has taught for twenty-six years and says, “the union has become what it used to fight – a powerful, entrenched organization more focused on self-preservation than educating children and protecting teachers.”
The CTA has used millions of dollars in compulsory dues to become one of the most powerful political organizations in the state of California – promoting issues with which many teachers fundamentally disagree which highlights the compelled speech inherent in mandatory union membership of any kind.

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