September 19, 2016
School discipline fight shows why mandatory union fees violate the First Amendment
A brewing California legislative fight over school discipline highlights the First Amendment violations stemming from mandatory union fees for teachers. At issue is the California Teacher’s Association’s use of member dues and mandatory agency fees from non-members to lobby for school discipline legislation pushed by the Obama administration. Many California teachers oppose the legislation yet are forced to financially support the union’s lobbying for it.
Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.