Deadlocked Court Means Win for Public-Sector Unions
Mar 31, 2016
Public-sector unions across the country celebrated Tuesday when the United States Supreme Court announced it was unable to resolve a major challenge to organized labor, handing public-sector unions a major victory. At issue in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, was whether public-school teachers may be forced, as a condition of being employed by the government, to pay mandatory union fees, even when the teachers were not union members and did not support the union. The Court deadlocked 4-4 on the issue following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this year.