Supreme Court Considers Mandatory Union Fees
A group of California teachers, backed by the conservative Center for Individual Rights, is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a 1977 ruling that allowed unions to collect mandatory fees from non-members, as long as those fees didn’t go to political causes.
Union supporters claim a ruling striking down the collection of mandatory fees from public sector union non-members would further weaken those unions. Legal scholar Emily Bazelon discusses the case with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.
- Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and a senior research fellow at Yale Law School. She tweets @emilybazelon.