Supreme Court Affirms 1st Amendment Rights of Teachers

The US Supreme Court ruled today that states could require unions to get their members consent to use their dues for political purposes. Previously, a lower court had ruled that public unions could use mandatory dues for any activity, regardless of a state law which gave workers a right to request a refund for the portion of their own dues used for political activity.

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The Commonwealth Foundation filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief last year on behalf of workers’ rights. Look for our news release today.