February 14, 2017
Union Watch

The Unions’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

On Monday, the Center for Individual Rights announced it was filing a lawsuit against the state of California and the California Teachers Association on behalf of eight teachers and the Association of American Educators. Yohn v. CTA is focused on forced “agency fees,” which unions use to finance their collective bargaining agenda.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 14, 2017
San Diego Union Tribune

Carlsbad teacher part of lawsuit targeting union fees

A Carlsbad High School history teacher is among eight public school educators statewide suing their own districts and the California Teachers Association over the rights of unions to collect mandatory fees, even from non-members.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 12 2017
Orange County Register

Dues case spotlights unfairness of funding one’s foes

In an oft-quoted scene from “The Godfather,” Michael Corleone and family consigliere Tom Hagen discuss a planned hit on a competing mobster…

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 10, 2017
Education Week

New Challenge to Teachers’ Union Fees Takes Up After Friedrichs Deadlock

The same group behind the challenge to teachers’ union service fees for nonmembers that ended in a U.S. Supreme Court deadlock last year in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association has filed a new lawsuit.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 8, 2017
The 74million

Friedrichs 2.0: New Lawsuit By 8 Teachers Challenges Mandatory Dues Paid To California Union

The lawyers who challenged union fees in the high-stakes Friedrichs v California Teachers Association case have filed a new lawsuit in hopes of achieving a decisive Supreme Court victory — a result denied to them last year when a tie vote left mandatory dues in place.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 7, 2017
LA Times

Lawsuit targets key funding source for teachers unions

A conservative group has joined with eight California educators in a lawsuit filed this week that seeks to eliminate the right of unions to collect mandatory “agency fees” from teachers — even if they are not full members.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 6, 2017
Washington Examiner

Legal group behind Friedrichs Supreme Court case to make another try

The Center for Individual Rights, the nonprofit libertarian legal group behind Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a major Supreme Court challenge to public sector unions, will try again this year with a new case, the group announced Monday.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 6, 2017
Orange County Register

Westminster educator among 8 teachers suing feds over mandatory union dues

Eight California teachers filed a federal lawsuit Monday against their school districts and the California Teachers Association, challenging mandatory union membership and the union dues that come with it.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

January 4, 2017
Pacific News Center

Podcast: Christian Adams on Davis v. Guam

Interview between Phill Leon Guerrero and Christian Adams, Center for Individual Rights, about the the parallels between the Davis vs CNMI and Davis vs Guam cases in the US District Courts.

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Case: Davis v. Guam

December 29, 2016
Wall Street Journal

Government Payday Choke Hold

A lawsuit could expose Obama’s abuse of a law-abiding business… Read More →

Case: Community Financial Serv. Assoc. of America v. FDIC