Today, the Supreme Court ended compelled union dues and restored First Amendment rights to thousands of public employees across the country.
On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition from nine California public school teachers to rehear their First Amendment challenge to mandatory union fees..
CIR filed a petition for rehearing today asking the Supreme Court to re-hear Friedrichs v. CTA when a new, ninth Justice is confirmed.
Today the Supreme Court issued a tied decision in Friedrichs v. California Teacher’s Association. The 4-4 decision leaves the laws in place in 25 states and the District of Columbia that allows unions to compel non-members to pay “agency fees” to support the union’s collective bargaining work.
Today at 10:00 am, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Friedrichs v. CTA. The case will decide whether California and twenty-two other states can compel public-employees, like public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.
The Union, the state of California, and the Obama administration, filed briefs last month in an attempt to justify their position that the First Amendment does not protect public school teachers.
Twenty-four amicus briefs have been filed at the Supreme Court in support of compelled union dues.
The California Teacher’s Association and the California Attorney General have filed briefs before the Supreme Court in response to CIR’s arguments on behalf of Rebecca Friedrichs and other public school teachers.
Twenty-five parties have filed amicus briefs at the Supreme Court in support of CIR’s case in Friedrichs v. CTA.
In an order released June 30, the Supreme Court granted the petition filed by Rebecca Friedrichs and her co-plaintiffs asking the Court to review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues.
Ten California school teachers and the Christian Educators Association International filed their final brief urging the Supreme Court to take Friedrichs v. CTA in order to overturn the Court’s 1976 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education.
Friedrichs v. CTA, CIR’s challenge to compulsory union dues, is one step closer to the Supreme Court. On January 26, Michael Carvin, lead counsel in the case, filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court.
A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order granting the plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Affirmance on the Pleadings.
Lead counsel Michael Carvin submitted a Motion for Summary Affirmance on the Pleadings, asking the Ninth Circuit to promptly rule against Friedrichs so the case can move quickly to the Supreme Court.
All parties have now submitted briefs on the merits to the three-judge panel that will hear the case for the Ninth Circuit.
The Supreme Court’s June decision in Harris v. Quinn was good news for Friedrichs v. CTA, CIR’s challenge to compulsory union dues. In Harris, the Supreme Court struck down an Illinois statute that required home healthcare workers to join and pay dues to a designated union.
The district court granted CIR’s request to enter judgment on behalf of the defendant unions in Friedrichs v. CTA, CIR’s challenge to compulsory union dues.
Together with lead counsel Michael Carvin, CIR today filed an amicus brief in Harris v. Quinn, a case challenging an Illinois statute that requires home healthcare workers to be represented by a union even though the terms of employment are set by statute and not subject to collective bargaining.
CIR files a motion to enjoin the further collection of agency fees from its ten California teacher clients while their suit challenging the constitutionality of compulsory union dues is pending.
CIR filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of 10 California teachers and the Christian Educators Association International, challenging the constitutionality of California’s “agency shop” law, which violates the First Amendment by forcing public school teachers who are not members of the union to nonetheless pay annual dues.