June 8, 2017
Is This the Supreme Court’s Next Big Case Against Public-Sector Unions?
State governments can compel public-sector workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment, even when those workers are not union members. The U.S. Supreme Court approved this practice in the 1977 case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, on the grounds that non-union “free riders” should still have to contribute something to the union’s treasury, since those non-members also benefit from the union’s collective bargaining activities. Needless to say, mandatory fees have been a boon to public-sector unions over the past 40 years
Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association