A court decision has ended the debate on the right to avoid paying union dues.
Unfortunately for Rebecca Friedrichs and nine other California teachers, yesterday’s split 4-4 Supreme Court decision in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association means that they’ll have to keep paying union dues even if they disagree with the work they’re doing.
Freidrichs objected to paying $650 a year to her union, despite the fact that she disliked the organization’s political activities.
After their win, the CTA declared victory over “free riders” who enjoy the protection of a union without having to pay for it.
According to Forbes HERE, Friedrichs said “most teachers who support me do so quietly because they’re too afraid to speak out publicly. But some are gaining the courage to speak out publicly as well. Isn’t it tragic that so many teachers across the country have been bullied into silence by a union that claims to “represent” their best interests?”