Today, the Supreme Court ended compelled union dues and restored First Amendment rights to thousands of public employees across the country. In Janus v. AFSCME, the Court ruled that workers have a right to decide for themselves whether or not to join a union. After 40 years of coerced unionRead More → Posted in Case Updates, Friedrichs, Yohn v. CTA
On Monday, February 26th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. While attorneys argued inside the Court, CIR plaintiffs Ryan Yohn, Bruce Aster, and Darren Miller all traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak at a rally at the Supreme Court...Read More → Posted in Case Updates, Yohn v. CTA
On Wednesday December 6th, CIR filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court on behalf of Ryan Yohn and six other teacher plaintiffs from Yohn v. CTA. Our brief asks the court to end compulsory union dues and burdensome opt-out requirements when it considers Janus v. AFSCME in early 2018.
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On June 6th, Mark Janus filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to hear his case, Janus v. AFSCME. Janus’ case seeks to end compulsory union dues. His case is based on the same free speech argument that the Center for Individual Rights successfully brought to the Supreme Court inRead More → Posted in Case Updates, Timeline, Yohn v. CTA
On June 1st, Judge Josephine L. Staton of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California denied CIR’s motion for Judgment on the Pleadings in Yohn v. CTA. Because the plaintiffs’ claims are foreclosed by Supreme Court precedent allowing unions to impose compulsory dues on non-union members, CIR’sRead More → Posted in Case Updates, Timeline, Yohn v. CTA
CIR recently filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in our case against compulsory union dues. Since this case questions precedents previously set by the Supreme Court, and the district court does not have the authority to deviateRead More → Posted in Case Updates, Timeline, Yohn v. CTA
On February 6, The Center for Individual Rights filed a lawsuit against the state of California and the California Teachers Association on behalf of eight California public school teachers and the Association of American Educators. The teachers are challenging California’s “agency shop” law, which violates the First Amendment by forcingRead More → Posted in Case Updates, Yohn v. CTA
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. The plaintiffs petitioned the Court to rehear their case after a 4-4 decision was issued in the wake of Justice Scalia’s death. When theRead More → Posted in Case Updates, 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. This would allow the question of whether compulsory union fees violate the First Amendment to be heard and decided by the full Court of nine Justices.
Last month,Read More → Posted in Case Updates, Friedrichs
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.
Since the death ofRead More → Posted in Case Updates, Friedrichs