Franklin Center President Nicole Neily Comments on Supreme Court Deadlock in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Date: March 29, 2016
Contact: Kevin Glass
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We are disappointed with the deadlock announced by the Supreme Court in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case this morning that will leave in place the status quo for public sector unions to continue to leach money out of non-union workers. Many observers of the Supreme Court thought this was a likely outcome now with a vacancy on the court, but this is an issue that should not be colored by partisanship or ideology.

Agency fees—the union fees at the heart of the matter that public sector unions can collect from everyone in their industry, unionized or not—are coercive and should be ruled as such. These coercive policies harm workers, taxpayers, parents, and students. Rebecca Friedrichs and the parents and students in California deserve justice. has more on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association here.



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