After Friedrichs, Teachers Remain at Mercy of their Union

June 29, 2016 − by CIR2 − in Blog − Comments Off on After Friedrichs, Teachers Remain at Mercy of their Union
CIR Attorney Brian Miller points to the plight of a teacher in Chicago as an example of the First Amendment violations that will continue now that the Supreme Court has failed to resolve Friedrichs:
The teacher plaintiffs in Friedrichs contend that mandatory union dues violate their First Amendment rights. That claim and the Supreme Court’s refusal to act matters for teachers like Mr. Ocol, because even though he’s been expelled from the union, Ocol will still be required by state law to pay 80 percent of the annual union dues to support the costs of CTU’s collective bargaining, which includes costs associated with organizing strikes — the very thing he wanted no part of in the first place.
Read the rest at National Review.


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