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Union Agency Fees Challenged Anew

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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.

The Center for Individual Rights has found a new set of plaintiffs: eight California teachers who object on First Amendment free speech and association grounds to the "agency" fees their local, state, and national teachers' unions charge them as nonmembers for costs associated with collective bargaining.

Because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the court announced a 4-4 deadlock that upheld a ruling in favor of the teachers' union in Friedrichs.

Vol. 36, Issue 23, Page 4

Published in Print: March 1, 2017, as Union Agency Fees Challenged Anew
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