January 11, 2016
Supreme Court justices cast doubt on mandatory union fees
Conservative justices on the Supreme Court on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of requiring public employees to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who could cast the critical vote in the case — known as Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — expressed doubt about a law in California that requires public sector workers to opt out of paying union fees for collective bargaining.
Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.