U.S. High Court Hears Expanded Arguments On Public Employee Union Fees

Mealey's (January 11, 2016, 3:34 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attorney representing California teachers who opt out of union membership but are still required to pay certain fees asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 to overturn its decision in Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed. (431 U.S. 209 [1977]) concerning agency-fee requirements for non-union workers working for public entities (Rebecca Friedrichs, et al. v. California Teachers Association, et al., No. 14-915, U.S. Sup.).

(Oral arguments transcript available. Document #73-160115-015T.)

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