Worker Advocate Files Amicus Brief in Friedrichs v. CTA Case

National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys have just filed an amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) brief in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, urging the United States Supreme Court to outlaw forced union dues in the public sector.

Nearly 40 years ago, the Court ruled in the Foundation’s Abood v. Detroit Board of Education case that public-sector workers can be compelled as a condition of employment to pay union fees for workplace bargaining. Since then, National Right to Work Foundation-assisted workers have repeatedly challenged government union officials’ forced-dues privileges.

On June 30, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Friedrichs, a case brought by several longtime California public school teachers and the Christian Educators Association. The plaintiffs are challenging a state law that requires them to pay union dues and fees to keep their jobs, despite the fact that they are not members of the California Teachers Association and disagree with many of the union’s policies