Week ahead: Justices to hear pivotal case on union fees

Week ahead: Justices to hear pivotal case on union fees–25fh

Teachers in California, including Rebecca Friedrichs, and the Center for Individual Rights argue that union shops and their requirement that every public school teacher annually renew, in writing, his or her objection to subsidizing the unions’ political agenda, violates their right to free speech.

The California Teachers Association argues that Friedrichs and her fellow teachers are just trying to get out of paying their fair share in fees, since they benefit from union bargaining for things like higher salaries. And they worry it could make it harder to unite public workers.

“The union claims if we win it’ll be the end of public employee unions. … Some states have already done away with compulsory dues and unions are able to adapt,” he said. “The record in 25 states shows that.”

On Capitol Hill, the House Agriculture subcommittee on nutrition will examine the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at a hearing Tuesday. http://1.usa.gov/1OSkAyzHearing

Subcommittee on Nutrition – Public Hearing RE: Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Addressing Special Populations

Lawmakers will review the “past, present, and future” of the program that provides food stamps to low-income families in need.

Also on Tuesday, a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing on legislation to roll back efficiency regulations from the Department of Energy. http://1.usa.gov/1SEo8UIH.R.__, the EPS Improvement Act of 2016

source–tim devaney, lydia wheeler, rebecca friedrichs, terry pell, pekka hakkarainen,

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