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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.
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