SCOTUS on Collective Bargaining

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The Supreme Court heard arguments today in a case that could gut the power of public employee unions. The case is called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. And at issue is whether the teachers union can force non-members to pay fees that cover collective bargaining carried out on behalf of ALL teachers. Lead plaintiff Rebecca Friedrichs says  forcing teachers to pay fees is a violation of their First Amendment rights. Labor leaders argue non-union members should not be able to reap the benefits of their bargaining efforts while others foot the bill.

Credits

Guest:
Dahlia Lithwick - Legal Affairs correspondent for Slate - @dahlialithwick

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher