VICTORY: SUPREME COURT ENDS COMPELLED UNION DUES
Today, the Supreme Court ended compelled union dues and restored First Amendment rights to thousands of public employees across the country.
SUPREME COURT DENIES FRIEDRICHS PETITION FOR REHEARING
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 FILES FOR REHEARING IN FRIEDRICHS
CIR filed a petition for rehearing today asking the Supreme Court to re-hear Friedrichs v. CTA when a new, ninth Justice is confirmed.
DIVIDED COURT ISSUES TIE DECISION
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.
ORAL ARGUMENTS AT SUPREME COURT IN FRIEDRICHS
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.
CIR FILES REPLY BRIEF IN FRIEDRICHS
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.
24 AMICUS BRIEFS FILED IN SUPPORT OF FORCED UNION DUES
Twenty-four amicus briefs have been filed at the Supreme Court in support of compelled union dues.
UNION, CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL FILE BRIEFS IN FRIEDRICHS
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 AMICUS BRIEFS URGE SUPREME COURT TO SIDE WITH FRIEDRICHS
Twenty-five parties have filed amicus briefs at the Supreme Court in support of CIR’s case in Friedrichs v. CTA.
SUPREME COURT TO HEAR UNION DUES CHALLENGE
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.
FRIEDRICHS PETITIONERS FILE FINAL CERT BRIEF — AWAIT SUPREME COURT ACTION
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.
SUPREME COURT PETITION FILED IN UNION DUES CASE
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.
NINTH CIRCUIT GRANTS FRIEDRICHS’ MOTION: NEXT STOP — 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.
CARVIN SUBMITS MOTION FOR SUMMARY AFFIRMANCE
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.
NINTH CIRCUIT BRIEFING COMPLETED IN FRIEDRICHS
All parties have now submitted briefs on the merits to the three-judge panel that will hear the case for the Ninth Circuit.
HARRIS V. QUINN: SUPREME COURT CLOSER TO END OF COMPULSORY UNION DUES
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.
DISTRICT COURT RULES IN FRIEDRICHS
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.
CIR FILES AMICUS IN ILLINOIS UNION CASE
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 ASKS FOR INJUNCTION IN UNION DUES CASE
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 FILES SUIT TO END MANDATORY UNION DUES
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.