Union Bosses – Get the Friedrichs Story Straight!

Terrence Pell, President of the Center for Individual Rights, corrects some of the falsehoods union bosses have been spreading about the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case currently before the Supreme Court.  His letter appears in the Orange County Register.

Re: “Another corporate attack on workers” [Opinion, Nov. 13] and “Muir tells other side in Friedrichs case” [Letters, Nov. 18]: I am writing to correct the erroneous claim made by Jennifer Muir and Susan Mercer about Friedrichs v. CTA – the case now before the Supreme Court that the Center for Individual Rights is bringing on behalf of 10 California public school teachers to end compulsory union dues.

In an effort to rally support for forced dues, they say Ms. Friedrichs’ case is “backed” by “the Koch brothers and other corporate interests.” I guess they mean that people should oppose free speech for teachers because Charles or David Koch, or other unmentioned “corporate interests,” support it.