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Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County, Calif., public school teacher, was the lead plaintiff in a suit by nonunion teachers opposed to paying service fees to the California Teachers Association.
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Fee-Payer Issue Still Alive, Despite Close Call for Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court's deadlock in a case over teachers' union fees for non-members was a relief for organized labor, but cases on the issue still percolate in the lower courts. (April 12, 2016)

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09/29 01:36 pm | Chicago Teachers Set to Strike Oct. 11, Pending Contract Negotiations | The Chicago Teachers' Union said Wednesday that it will go on strike beginning Oct. 11 if it does not reach an agreement with the district over a new contract.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel today offered no specifics on how he'll pay for raises and other new costs in the Chicago Teachers Union contract.
September 19, 2012 – McClatchy-Tribune
September 19, 2012 – Education Week
One hundred fourty-four Children First schools remained open during the Chicago teachers' strike, providing nonacademic projects and activities to 350,000 students.
September 19, 2012 – Education Week
The tension between the Chicago Teachers Union and the city's school district is a broader reflection on changes to evaluation policies being rolled out across the country.
September 19, 2012 – Education Week
Hopes that students in Chicago could return to school Monday after a weeklong teachers' strike were dashed after the union's 800 delegates deferred a vote to end it.
September 17, 2012 | Updated: May 11, 2016 – Education Week
After a framework for a tentative agreement emerged Friday, the union's delegates were scheduled to meet this weekend to vet a draft and vote on whether to call off the strike.
September 19, 2012 | Updated: May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Talks drag on with hopes for Friday return.
September 13, 2012 | Updated: May 18, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
The flare-up in Chicago is, in many ways, reflective of broader tensions about changes to evaluation policies being rolled out across the country.
September 12, 2012 | Updated: May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Recent developments could signal the start of a more collaborative relationship between teachers' unions and virtual education after years of friction.
August 29, 2012 – Education Week
Chicago, Milwaukee, and New York have all relinquished multi-million-dollar federal grants intended to promote merit pay and professional development for educators.
August 22, 2012 – Education Week

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